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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Florence  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR

€43 - €149

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

€32 - €201

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Train  •  14h 17m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

€145 - €271

Bus via Florence  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence N758

€54 - €64

Bus, train  •  24h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Bologna Barcelona - Bologna
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...

Bus  •  41h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Florence

€150 - €210

Drive  •  10h 38m

  1. Drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence 1085.7 km

€130 - €200

Barcelona Sants Station to Florence by train

The train journey time between Barcelona Sants Station and Florence is around 25h 1m and covers a distance of around 1352 km. The fastest train normally takes 23h 59m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Barcelona Sants Station to Florence train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
25h 1m
Fastest train time:
23h 59m
Train distance:
1352 km
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€171
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:05
Last train departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona Sants Station to Florence train schedules

Spain → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
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This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Florence is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Florence is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Florence is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Italy.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to bus via Florence which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to fly which costs €40 - €150 and takes 4h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 41h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 17m.

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The distance between Barcelona Sants Station and Florence is 791 km. The road distance is 1085.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence without a car is to train which takes 14h 17m and costs €140 - €280.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence, including transfers.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs €40 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €280 and takes 14h 17m, you could also bus via Florence, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence.
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  • Distance: 791.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Barcelona Sants Station, Catalonia, Spain and Florence, Italy?

Vueling Airlines and Swiss fly from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14h 17m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Bologna
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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/Sants to Florence
Ave. Duration
41h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Florence station.

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Barcelona Sants Station to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is 1086 km. It takes approximately 10h 38m to drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence.

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Swiss and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 19 min and costs €5 - €8.

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