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There are 10 ways to get from Genoa to Barcelona by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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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Train  •  11h 10m

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

$133 - $186

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Train to Turin, fly  •  7h 23m

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

$42 - $242

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Bus FlixBus  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Barcelona 728 / ...

$50 - $85

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  16h 20m

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

$63 - $91

Car ferry  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

$70 - $110

Drive  •  8h 15m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Barcelona 539.3 miles

$130 - $190

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 56m

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

$66 - $243

Train, train to Nice, fly  •  7h 54m

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

$55 - $187

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  7h 1m

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

$60 - $290

Train, train to Bologna, fly  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
  3. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Barcelona (BCN) BLQ - BCN

$78 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Barcelona is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 6h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Genoa and arriving at Barcelona. 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 Genoa to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 10m.

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

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The best way to get from Genoa to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11h 10m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 11h 10m to get from Genoa to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 403.4 miles
  • Duration: 11h 10m

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

You can take a train from Genoa to Barcelona via Marseille-Saint-Charles and Marseille-St-Charles in around 11h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 13h 10m. ALSA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Marseille-St-Charles to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $26
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 Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Ventimiglia to St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
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 Genoa, Genoa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 Genova to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
36h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Ferry operators

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Genoa to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Barcelona is to train which takes 11h 10m and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Genoa to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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

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Singapore Airlines, Swiss, easyJet and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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

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There are 3665+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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