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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Madrid to Milan. Traveling by bus from Madrid to Milan usually takes around 33 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 22 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance738 mi (1188 km)
Shortest duration22h 55m
Cheapest price$35.49
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Milan?

Bus tickets for a trip from Madrid to Milan cost $137.57 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Milan. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Madrid to Milan is usually cheapest in June, when the average ticket price is only $148. If you're planning to take the bus from Madrid to Milan during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $189. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Milan?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Madrid to Milan that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus91d 9h 46m$150.86
Union Ivkoni11d 4h 4m$49.29
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 9 trips from Madrid to Milan, and usually makes the trip in about 33 hours and 46 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets. Union Ivkoni usually operates 1 trips per day on the route from Madrid to Milan, and the trip usually takes 28 hours and 4 minutes to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 33 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 738 miles from Madrid to Milan. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Milan at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Madrid to Milan, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Madrid to Milan every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Milan

The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.

For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.

Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Madrid?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Buses to Milan leave from 3 stations in Madrid.

All bus stations in Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Madrid Airport (T4)

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Milan?

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Main arrival station: Lampugnano

The Lampugnano Bus Station is a major station in Milan. It is located on Via Giulio Natta, at the base of Monte Stella, and close to amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants. There is an indoor space to wait for your bus, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where buses board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many buses; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city center in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.

All bus stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan (San Donato M3)

  • Milan Subway Cascina Gobba

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