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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Genoa 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 Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe

$47 - $225

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe

$41 - $272

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Fly to Turin, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole

$44 - $242

Fly to Nice, train  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe

$55 - $185

Fly to Genoa  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Genoa (GOA) BCN - GOA

$43 - $251

Train  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec

$131 - $189

Bus ALSA  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genova N728

$55 - $95

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  16h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Genova

$64 - $86

Car ferry  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa

$70 - $110

Drive  •  8h 15m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Genoa 539.3 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Genoa is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 14h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Genoa is to fly which costs 35€ - 220€ and takes 4h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Genova. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Barcelona and arriving at Genoa. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 19h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Genova Piazza Principe via Marseille-Saint-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 21m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Genoa is 645 km. The road distance is 862.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 11h 21m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7h 32m to get from Barcelona to Genoa, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Genoa bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 403.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 32m

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

Vueling Airlines flies from Barcelona to Genoa once a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Genoa via Marseille-St-Charles and Marseille-Saint-Charles in around 11h 21m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Nice via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Genova
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
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 Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Genova
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Ferry operators

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Barcelona to Genoa train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Genoa is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs 35€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 11h 21m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 14h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Barcelona to Genoa bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Genova station.

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Barcelona to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Genova Piazza Principe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Genoa is 863 km. It takes approximately 8h 15m to drive from Barcelona to Genoa.

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Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Genoa bus tickets online with ALSA and FlixBus.

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There are 1505+ hotels available in Genoa. 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 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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