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Flight Information from Madrid to Bologna

distanceDistance813 miles (1312 km)
durationAverage flight duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$174 (€141)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, Iberia, Air Nostrum, TAP Portugal or Vueling

Flights from Madrid to Bologna cover the 813 miles (1312 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like Ryanair, Iberia, Air Nostrum, TAP Portugal or Vueling. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as $135 (€110), but the average price of plane tickets is $174 (€141). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Bologna Airport.

Airlines

Travel with Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair from Madrid to Bologna

You can travel by flight between Madrid and Bologna with Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair for as low as $135 (€110). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next flight from Madrid to Bologna including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Iberia flight from Madrid to Bologna online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Iberia flight from Madrid to Bologna, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Iberia flight schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 813 miles (1312 km) route from Madrid to Bologna as well as ticket information for the flight (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap plane ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for flights between Madrid and Bologna, you can check straight away if the Iberia ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the airport. Buy your official Iberia Madrid to Bologna plane tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

These are Iberia's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the flight between Madrid and Bologna:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees waived for trips between May 28 and June 30, 2020. Flexible condition for flights until August 31, as long as they were booked before May 28, 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Madrid to Bologna Flights: An Overview

Flying from Madrid to the Italian city of Bologna is often a quick and convenient journey. The capital city of Spain, Madrid is a modern and bustling metropolis in the geographical center of the country. Bologna in Italy's north is quite different – a calm, medieval city famous for its food culture. Both cities offer a true European experience and are well worth a visit, and are easily reached from each other by a short flight.

There are regular flights throughout the day, from the early morning until late in the evening. Even though they are around 1,700 kilometers apart, flights from Madrid to Bologna are usually only a few hours long and offer a much faster journey than other forms of transport, including bus and car. Even though direct flights are fairly common and fast, there are many indirect flights with stopovers that will take considerably longer – so make sure to check before booking.

Which airlines fly from Madrid to Bologna?

There is a range of airlines that fly the route between Madrid and Bologna, including vueling, Ryanair, Iberia, Air France, and Alitalia. All of these airlines offer flights from Madrid to Bologna daily, although most are indirect with stopovers. Both Ryanair and vueling offer regular direct flights between the two locations daily.

How long is the flight from Madrid to Bologna?

Journey times vary significantly, depending on whether flights are direct or indirect. Direct flights are quick, taking around two hours 15 minutes between locations. Indirect flights can take a short amount of time, between five and seven hours, but some can take as long as 12 hours.

How many flights are there from Madrid to Bologna?

There are many options for flights from Madrid to Bologna every day, usually at least 30, and hundreds every week. These flights start from around 6:00 a.m. and continue late into the evening most days. Although most flights are indirect, there are at least 2-3 direct flights every single day, including weekends – these are usually spread over the course of the day. 

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Madrid to Bologna?

Departure airport: Flights from Madrid to Bologna depart from Madrid-Barajas Airport, the main airport in the city. This modern airport is 18 kilometers from the city center, with many transport links between the two locations. The easiest and quickest method is to catch the metro, which takes just over 20 minutes. Other modes of transport include the train which takes around 30 minutes and the bus, which can take up to an hour. This airport is equipped with plenty of facilities for traveling passengers, including passenger lounges and business facilities – free wifi and charging points are available. There are also retail shops, bars, and restaurants available to travelers.

Arrival airport: Flights on this route will arrive at Bologna airport, situated 10 kilometers north-west of Bologna city center. Transport from the airport to the center is limited to taxi, car, and bus, and journey times are around 20-25 minutes. The Aerobus is the cheapest mode of transport and operates every 11 minutes from around 5.00 a.m. until midnight. Bologna airport has services for passengers, including passenger lounges and business services. The airport has free wifi and charging points for phones and tablets. There are cash machines and a currency exchange inside the airport. For refreshments, there are bars, restaurants and shops available before and after security. There are also many car rental services available when you land at the airport.

Cheap flights from Madrid to Bologna: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 34 €
2 weeks earlier 23 €48%
3 weeks earlier 29 €17%
1 month before 23 €48%
2 months earlier 23 €48%
3 months earlier 19 €79%


When it comes to booking flights, planning ahead always pays off! Both scheduled and low-cost airlines often release promotional prices and discounted fares—so by buying in advance—you can get access to the cheapest airline tickets. Use Omio to check prices and flight offers Madrid - Bologna: look for the most attractive fares and choose the most suitable solution for you. But hurry up—if you want to buy cheaper airline tickets from Madrid to Bologna timing is everything.

Flight prices can fluctuate massively. However, we have studied price trends to help you find cheap flights from Madrid to Bologna and save as much as possible on ticket prices. In general, when you book a flight:

  • Buying your air tickets from Madrid to Bologna 3 weeks in advance means you could save up to 17% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a flight from Madrid - Bologna 2 months in advance you save up to about 48% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance you could save up to 79%
  • Check back to our website where you can explore airline offers and cheap flights to travel all over Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for flights to Bologna from Madrid?

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Bologna, Italy by plane is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bologna, Italy?

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/27/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight to Bologna from Madrid as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Spain from Bologna, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Bologna to Madrid is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from Italy?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Bologna?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/27/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your flight to Madrid from Bologna here.

How much does a cheap flight between Madrid and Bologna cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Madrid to Bologna flights for as little as $135 (€110)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a plane ticket from Madrid to Bologna?
If you are looking to buy your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Bologna flight to cost on average $174 (€141)  one way.
How many miles is it from Madrid to Bologna by flight?
The flight distance from Madrid to Bologna is around 813 miles (1312 km).
How long is the flight between Madrid and Bologna?
While the time it takes to travel 813 miles (1312 km) from Madrid to Bologna can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Bologna flight journey time is on average 2 h 15 min.
When taking a flight from Madrid to Bologna, which airport in Madrid do I fly out of and which airport in Bologna do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route book their cheap flights from Madrid Barajas Airport   to Bologna Airport   most frequently.

Where is the Madrid airport located? Where is the Bologna airport located?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this route, Madrid Barajas Airport, located approximately 7 miles (12 km) from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival airport in Bologna, called Bologna Airport, is located around 3 miles (5 km) away from its city center. To reach the city center of Bologna from Bologna Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transit options are available.

What airlines offer a service to Bologna from Madrid?
For the best Madrid to Bologna flight to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Ryanair, Iberia, Air Nostrum, TAP Portugal or Vueling. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services to Bologna from Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
When can I take the first flight from Madrid to Bologna? When can I take the last flight for the day?
You can take the first flight from Madrid to Bologna at 5: 30 AM. The last flight from Madrid to Bologna that you can take departs at 7: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest flight from Madrid to Bologna schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book plane tickets to Bologna from Madrid to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this trip and save money. If you purchase plane tickets to Bologna from Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $174 (€141) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your plane ticket from Madrid to Bologna a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey