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Milan to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 25h 15m to travel from Milan to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 738 miles (1188 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Milan to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from $166.02 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 17h 52m
PriceFrom $166.02
Distance738 miles (1188 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes4 changes
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Jimenez Dorado Autocares

Milan to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Madrid for Tuesday May 11th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:25 10:17 17h 52m, 4 changes
08:43 04:12 31h 29m, 6 changes
11:43 04:12 28h 29m, 8 changes
07:43 06:55 23h 12m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Madrid

The price of train tickets from Milan to Madrid starts at $166.02 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Milan to Madrid by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Milan to Madrid

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Madrid? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milan to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Madrid is 25 hours and 15 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Milan and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Madrid is 17 hours and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Madrid cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Madrid can start from as little as $166.02 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan to Madrid. Travelling from Milan to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

What time does the first train from Milan to Madrid leave?

The first train from Milan to Madrid leaves at 04:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan to Madrid leave?

The last train from Milan to Madrid leaves at 07:43. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Milan and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Madrid cover a distance of around 738 miles (1188 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/11/2021. 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 03/23/2021 for travel on 03/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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