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Bologna to Madrid by train

The journey from Bologna to Madrid by train is 816.32 mi and takes 25 hr 30 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:06 AM and the last at 2:36 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Madrid by train for as little as $106.47 or as much as $316.11. The best price for this journey is $106.47.

Lowest Price$106.47
Journey Duration25 hr 30 min
Connection per Day5
Lowest Price$106.47
Highest Price$316.11
First Departure8:06 AM
Last Departure2:36 PM
Distance816.32 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalMadrid
CarriersIryo, FrecciarossaMore

Bologna to Madrid Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Bologna to Madrid?

On average, a train ticket from Bologna to Madrid will cost you $193.87. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $106.47. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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The prices for train tickets from Bologna to Madrid vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $193.87. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Bologna to Madrid by train?

Traveling from Bologna to Madrid by train will usually take 25 hr 30 min. This journey covers a distance of 816.32 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 25 hr 30 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey from Bologna to Madrid covers a distance of 816.32 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 25 hr 30 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 21 hr 44 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Bologna to Madrid faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Bologna to Madrid leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Bologna to Madrid leaving at 8:06 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 2:36 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Bologna to Madrid leaving at 8:06 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 2:36 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use to travel from Bologna to Madrid?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Bologna and Madrid. You can start your journey in Bologna at stations such as Bologna / Borgo Panigale Airport,BOLONIA,Casalecchio - Garibaldi,Bologna Central Station. These connect to stations including Madrid Méndez Alvaro,MADRID (E),Madrid Barajas Airport,Madrid Puente de la Cea,MADRID BARAJAS aeropuerto T1,Madrid - Avenida de America,Madrid Chamartin,Madrid-Atocha in Madrid. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Bologna to Madrid.

How many times a day do departures from Bologna leave for Madrid?

The route from Bologna to Madrid is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bologna 5 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bologna to Madrid, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 5 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bologna to Madrid. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Madrid
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bologna to Madrid.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Madrid, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Madrid.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bologna to Madrid

The cheapest Bologna - Madrid train tickets can be found for as low as $55.52 if you’re lucky, or $208.58 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $553.50.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by train

When travelling to Madrid by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Madrid

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciarossa, Iryo and OUIGO when traveling from Bologna to Madrid.

Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
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Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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Enjoy fresh and comfortable air on the ETR1000 train; its cutting-edge air-conditioning system refreshes the entire carriage's air in just 3 minutes, ensuring a generous 35 m3/h of fresh outside air for every passenger.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
Services on board Iryo, Frecciarossa and Alsa from Bologna to Madrid
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Bologna to Madrid CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
91.96kg
Bus
98.53kg
Flight
262.75kg
Car
210.2kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bologna to Madrid by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bologna and Madrid are 91.96kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bologna and Madrid? By taking the train between Bologna and Madrid you will save 170.79kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 6.57kg compared to a bus and 118.24kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Madrid?
A train ticket from Bologna to Madrid is $193.87. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $106.47.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bologna to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Madrid is $106.47. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bologna and Madrid by train?
Bologna to Madrid is 816.32 mi.
How long does the train between Bologna and Madrid take?
Bologna to Madrid is on average 25 hr 30 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 21 hr 44 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Madrid?
The train journey from Bologna to Madrid is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Iryo, Frecciarossa, Alsa, Italo Treno, FlixBus, OUIGO and BlaBlaCar Bus.
How many train connections per day go from Bologna to Madrid?
Bologna to Madrid has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bologna to Madrid leave?
The earliest train from Bologna to Madrid departs at 8:06 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bologna to Madrid depart?
The latest train from Bologna to Madrid departs at 2:36 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bologna to Madrid in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $106.47 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Madrid by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bologna and Madrid is 21 hr 44 min.
Is there a direct train from Bologna to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bologna and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Madrid by train?
The train journey from Bologna to Madrid creates 91.96kg of CO2 emissions.

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