Rome to Madrid by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:35
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    18hr 2m

Travelling from Rome to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Rome to Madrid take around 18 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,363 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rome and Madrid.

Are there direct trains from Rome to Madrid?

Journeys between Rome and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Rome to Madrid every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Rome to Madrid?

The Rome to Madrid train travel time is normally about 18 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Rome to Madrid train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Rome around 05:35 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rome around 06:00, and the last at 23:55.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Rome to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Rome to Madrid by train.

Which train companies operate between Rome and Madrid?

More than one train company operates on the route from Rome to Madrid, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • EuroCity
  • FS100
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Italo
  • Regionale
  • TGV
  • Thello
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Madrid to Rome

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

Other journeys to Madrid View all journeys to Madrid

Search accommodation in Madrid

Airbnb
Country guide

Trains to Spain

Read our country guide

Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

Log in / Register

  1. We'd love to send you (occasional) emails with travel tips, sales and special offers. You can change your preferences at any time.
  1. By registering you agree with our privacy policy.