How to travel from Madrid to Florence

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from Madrid to Florence

You can get from Madrid to Florence by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Florence on Aug 15 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Florence from Madrid

distanceDistance797 miles (1286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€6) • 34 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $108 (€100) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 797 miles (1286 km) from Madrid to Florence. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Florence.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Florence

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FAQs

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Florence, Italy is: Fully open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Spain?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Florence if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Florence, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Madrid to Florence.

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Italy is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Florence, Italy?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Florence?

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Florence here.

There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Florence: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Florence from Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $6 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Florence:

A train is $18 (€17) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Florence costing on average $25 (€23).

A train is generally $101 (€94) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $108 (€100) from Madrid to Florence.

The fastest way to get to Florence from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Florence can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 36 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 34 h 9 min   of travel time.

The Madrid to Florence distance is around 797 miles (1286 km).

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Florence is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Florence from Madrid as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Florence:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Florence Peretola Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Florence, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Vueling can take you to Florence by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Madrid to Florence for $108 (€100).

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Florence with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight with Vueling or Iberia.

Direct services to Florence tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Florence? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Florence usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Venice. If you're looking to explore Rome, Milan or Venice from Florence, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Madrid to Florence, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $25 (€23) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $108 (€100) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $6 (€6) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Florence online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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