There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Bologna by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Bologna  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ

$33 - $210

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Fly to Florence, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$75 - $294

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Venice (VCE) BCN - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le

$64 - $288

Fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Pisa (PSA) BCN - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le

$60 - $316

Train  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$172 - $235

Bus  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Bologna Marozzi-Marino / ...

$71 - $122

Car ferry, train  •  24 h 13 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna C.Le Rv

$96 - $149

Bus, train  •  41 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...

$108 - $177

Drive  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bologna 711.6 miles

$170 - $250

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Bologna via Milano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Bologna. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Bologna C.Le via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 24 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Bologna is 822 km. The road distance is 1138.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bologna without a car is to train which takes 13 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Barcelona to Bologna, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Bologna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Bologna train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bologna is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Barcelona to Bologna bus services, operated by Marozzi VT, arrive at Bologna station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 513.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Bologna, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Bologna via Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 13 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Venice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Milano
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators

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Barcelona to Bologna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Bologna C.Le station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Bologna is 1139 km. It takes approximately 10 h 46 min to drive from Barcelona to Bologna.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 1526+ hotels available in Bologna. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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