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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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Fly to Florence  •  4h 24m

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

57€ - 469€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 37m

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

53€ - 658€

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Train  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.M.N. Fr

147€ - 254€

Bus via Genoa  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Genoa, Genoa N728 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence N523

56€ - 70€

Bus, train  •  24h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Bologna Barcelona - Bologna
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 8145 / ...

Bus  •  41h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Florence

150€ - 210€

Drive  •  10h 41m

  1. Drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence 1094.3 km

140€ - 220€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to bus via Genoa which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 18h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence is to fly which costs 55€ - 470€ 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 Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 53m.

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The distance between Barcelona Sants Station and Florence is 791 km. The road distance is 1094.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence without a car is to train which takes 13h 53m and costs 140€ - 260€.

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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 FlixBus, depart from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 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 55€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 260€ and takes 13h 53m, you could also bus via Genoa, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 18h 15m.

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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, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence via Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 53m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 300€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
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
40 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
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
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 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Renfe SNCF
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
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, Barcelona Nord to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
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 FlixBus, arrive at Florence, 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 1094 km. It takes approximately 10h 41m to drive from Barcelona Sants Station to Florence.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Barcelona Sants Station to Florence bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 5683+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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 .

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