Madrid to Florence by train

Travel from Madrid (Spain) to Florence (Italy) by train (1288km): schedule and information to the train connection. Compare fares and buy your ticket.

To travel by train from Madrid in Spain to Florence in Italy, the main route leads via France. Please read the following information and blog posts.

There are two main routes. Compare them and decide which one feeds your needs best.

1288 km

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How to use the following information: we show you the best routes and where to buy tickets. On longer routes you may need more than one ticket. Book your tickets step by step as explained. If you have questions about the route from Madrid to Florence, please ask in our forum. Of course, sometimes there are as well other travel routes possible.

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connections : popular connections travelled by other users

Florence - Madrid / Barcelona - Milan / Barcelona - Florence / Barcelona - Bologna / Barcelona - Venice / Barcelona - Turin / Madrid - Rome / Madrid - Milan / Madrid - Turin / Madrid - Venice

1 Madrid (Spain) - Marseille (France) - Florence (Italy)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

1a Travelling from Madrid (Spain) to Marseille (France)

To travel by train from Spain to France, use one of the direct high-speed-trains from Barcelona to Paris and southern France. First you travel in Spain to Barcelona. There you change to the trains to France. Another option is to cross the border at Irun/Hendaye and to continue from there to your destination in France. Please use the following booking links to find schedules and ticket prices. In some cases you have to buy two tickets. One from your departure station in Spain to Barcelona (Spain). And a second one from Barcelona to your destination in France. Book early to get discounts and saver fares.

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connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Marseille - Madrid / Barcelona - Paris / Barcelona - Lyon / Barcelona - Marseille / Barcelona - Toulouse / Barcelona - Bordeaux / Madrid - Paris / Madrid - Lyon / Seville - Paris / Santiago de Compostela - Lourdes

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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1b Travelling from Marseille (France) to Florence (Italy)

There are several daily train connections from France to Italy. Either from Paris or along the Mediterranean Sea. Also a direct night train from Paris to Milan and Venice. From Milan you have good connections to every city in Italy. Please use the following booking links to find train ticket prices and schedules.

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train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
TGV France - Italy (TGV) / Eurocity Thello (THELLO)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
TH 221 Paris - Venice

train company:
SNCF Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français / THELLO Thello

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Florence - Marseille / Paris - Rome / Paris - Venice / Paris - Milan / Paris - Palermo / Lyon - Rome / Lyon - Milan / Marseille - Milan / Marseille - Rome / Bordeaux - Rome / Nice - Turin

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2 Madrid (Spain) - Barcelona (Spain) - Marseille (France) - Milan (Italy) - Florence (Italy)

The route consist of more than one step. You have to buy more than one train ticket.

2a Travelling from Madrid (Spain) to Barcelona (Spain)

To travel from Madrid to Barcelona by train, you will use an AVE high-speed-train of RENFE. The journey time is only 2:30 hours for the distance of 620 kilometres. Second class tickets are available from 40 Euro and first class tickets from 55 Euro. There are frequent connections available, at least every hour. The departure station in Madrid is called "Madrid Atocha". The arrival station in Barcelona is called "Barcelona Sants".

To find ticket prices and schedules, please use one of our booking links. The ticket prices depends on your travel date.

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train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Barcelona - Madrid

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2b Travelling from Barcelona (Spain) to Marseille (France)

To travel by train from Spain to France, use one of the direct high-speed-trains from Barcelona to Paris and southern France. First you travel in Spain to Barcelona. There you change to the trains to France. Another option is to cross the border at Irun/Hendaye and to continue from there to your destination in France. Please use the following booking links to find schedules and ticket prices. In some cases you have to buy two tickets. One from your departure station in Spain to Barcelona (Spain). And a second one from Barcelona to your destination in France. Book early to get discounts and saver fares.

The following links could be interesting for you.

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Marseille - Barcelona / Barcelona - Paris / Barcelona - Lyon / Barcelona - Toulouse / Barcelona - Bordeaux / Madrid - Paris / Madrid - Marseille / Madrid - Lyon / Seville - Paris / Santiago de Compostela - Lourdes

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2c Travelling from Marseille (France) to Milan (Italy)

There are several daily train connections from France to Italy. Either from Paris or along the Mediterranean Sea. Also a direct night train from Paris to Milan and Venice. From Milan you have good connections to every city in Italy. Please use the following booking links to find train ticket prices and schedules.

The following links could be interesting for you.

train types: Train types you are likely to travel with.
TGV France - Italy (TGV) / Eurocity Thello (THELLO)

night trains: Night trains that might be suitable for this trip.
TH 221 Paris - Venice

train company:
SNCF Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français / THELLO Thello

connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Milan - Marseille / Paris - Rome / Paris - Venice / Paris - Milan / Paris - Palermo / Lyon - Rome / Lyon - Milan / Marseille - Rome / Bordeaux - Rome / Nice - Turin

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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2d Travelling from Milan (Italy) to Florence (Italy)

To travel in Italy by train, buy your train ticket online via the following booking links. There you find exact schedules and ticket prices. Italian state railways Trenitalia and the private operator Italo offer several types of advance fare tickets (Economy and Super Economy fares). A ticket price may vary a lot and depends on the type of train, class and time of you travel. For long-distance travel use a high-speed train, also a night train can be a good option for you.

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connections: popular connections travelled by other users
Florence - Milan / Rome - Ancona / Rome - Bari / Rome - Bologna / Rome - Florence / Rome - Milan / Rome - Naples / Rome - Venice / Milan - Venice / Venice - Florence / Venice - Rome

search for train times here: Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.
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