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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Alba by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Turin, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

38€ - 237€

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Fly to Genoa, train, line 045 bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Genoa (GOA) BCN - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
  3. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria

53€ - 285€

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

48€ - 232€

Train  •  12h 31m

  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 Alba Re

120€ - 182€

Bus  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Turin N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014 / ...

41€ - 93€

Bus, train  •  17h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Turin
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

80€ - 113€

Car ferry, bus  •  23h 44m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Savona
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Drive  •  8h 58m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Alba 921.7 km

110€ - 170€

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International entry into Italy from Spain

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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

The social distance requirement in Alba 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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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Alba is to bus which costs 40€ - 95€ and takes 13h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Alba is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 240€ and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Alba. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Alba. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Alba via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Alba is 602 km. The road distance is 921.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alba without a car is to train which takes 12h 31m and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Barcelona to Alba, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alba is to train which takes 12h 31m and costs 120€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 95€ and takes 13h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Alba.
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  • Distance: 602 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Alba via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Alba via Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 13h 39m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 130€
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
17€ - 90€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 130€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 11€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 16€
Base Standard
26€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
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
3 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
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. 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 to Turin
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Turin
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Turin
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Savona
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 75€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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

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Barcelona to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Barcelona to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Alba is 922 km. It takes approximately 8h 58m to drive from Barcelona to Alba.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Turin Airport.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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