Cheap Flights From Madrid to Rome

Flight information Madrid to Rome

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Average flight time, total distance 835 miles

2h 20min

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Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino

2 airports

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If exploring the ancient city of Rome is at the top of your bucket list, you'll find everything you need at Skyscanner for a memorable trip. Find cheap flights from Madrid to Rome, as well as helpful tips on the best things to do in the Italian capital. If you're flexible on your travel dates, you can even explore the most inexpensive times to travel using our cheapest month feature. No matter when you choose to go, we're here to help every step of the way.

The Airports in Madrid and Rome

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD), commonly known as Madrid-Barajas Airport, is the main international airport in Madrid. Located 11 miles northeast of the city, the airport is the largest airport in Europe by size and the sixth busiest. Madrid-Barajas Airport has four passenger terminals that are linked by transit buses. Multiple airlines offer connecting flights from Madrid to Rome, including Air France, British Airways, KLM, and Lufthansa. You can also find nonstop flights from Madrid to Rome from five airlines:

  • Iberia
  • Ryanair
  • Air Europa
  • Alitalia
  • Vueling

Two airports serve the city of Rome: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) and Ciampino Airport (CIA). Nearly all flights from Madrid will arrive at Leonardo da Vinci International, also known as Rome Fiumicino Airport. FCO is located 16 miles southwest of Rome and has three terminals. International flights from Madrid will arrive at either Terminal B or Terminal C. From there, you can get to the city by train or taxi. The Leonardo Express train departs every 30 minutes with a 30-minute travel time. If you'd like to save money, you can transfer to the city's metropolitan train. You could also take a taxi directly from the terminal. Be aware that taxis in Rome are white.

What to Expect at Madrid-Barajas Airport

Madrid-Barajas Airport recommends arriving at the airport at least two to three hours before your scheduled flight to allow time for check-in and security. International travelers will need a valid passport and boarding pass.

What to Do at the Airport in Madrid

While you're waiting to board your flight to Rome, you can enjoy the variety of shopping and dining options at Madrid-Barajas Airport. Each terminal offers retail shopping, from convenience stores to name-brand outlets. You'll also find an array of restaurants in each passenger area, featuring both domestic and international cuisine. If you're traveling with kids, Terminals 2 and 4 offer family facilities, including a playground, staffed nursery area, and a children's lounge. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the airport.

Comparing the Cities of Madrid and Rome

Madrid and Rome are both in the Central European Summer Time Zone, so there is no time difference. The two cities also both use the euro as currency, and year-round average temperatures are comparable. In the summer months, highs can reach the upper 80s, with winter highs averaging in the 50s. When traveling from Madrid to Rome, you'll spend a little more on food and transportation. A meal for two in Rome will cost around 50 euros compared to 45 euros in Madrid. Taxi fares are also about 25% more in the Italian city.

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