Trains from
Bologna to Madrid

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Bologna to Madrid route details

Route overview

Avg. journey time23h 50m
Fare range€119-€420

First & last trains

First train departs at07:31
Last train departs at22:38

Fastest journey

Fastest route16h 31m
Changes3 changes


Origin StationBologna
Destination StationMadrid

Train times for Tue 1 Aug

16h 31m5 changes
26h 32m6 changes
27h 07m3 changes
26h 07m5 changes
22h 12m3 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Bologna to Madrid start at €214.78 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

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What is the minimum price of a ticket from Bologna to Madrid?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Bologna to Madrid is €118.9. To buy train tickets from Bologna to Madrid for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

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

The average journey time between Bologna and Madrid is 23 hours and 50 minutes and the fastest journey time is 16 hours and 31 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 6 trains per day travelling from Bologna to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Bologna to Madrid?

The first train from Bologna to Madrid departs at 07:31. The last train from Bologna to Madrid departs at 22:38. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Bologna and Madrid?

No, it is not possible to travel from Bologna to Madrid without having to change trains. To travel from Bologna to Madrid will require a minimum of 3 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Bologna?

By train, of course. See trains from Madrid to Bologna.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bologna to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/08/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/05/2017 for travel on 27/07/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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