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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to European University Institute by plane, bus, train, night bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Florence, bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR
  2. Take the bus from Autostazione Busitalia Firenze to La Lastra_V

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 32m

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

5 alternative options

Train  •  15h 13m

  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

Bus, night bus  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Toulon N708
  2. Take the night bus from Toulon to Florence N523

Bus  •  19h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genova
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Bus Stop to Florence Bus Station Turin Terminal Bus - Crotone Via Miscello da Ripe / ...

Car ferry, train  •  26h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale Fb / ...
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re

Drive  •  10h 39m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to European University Institute 1090 km
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International entry into Italy from Spain

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in European University Institute is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in European University Institute is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in European University Institute 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: 27 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to European University Institute is to bus and night bus which costs €55 - €75 and takes 18h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to European University Institute is to fly and bus which costs €55 - €210 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to European University Institute. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at San Domenico 01 via Toulon and Stazione Piazza Adua. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 26m.

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The distance between Barcelona and European University Institute is 792 km. The road distance is 1090 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to European University Institute without a car is to train which takes 15h 13m and costs €140 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Barcelona to European University Institute, including transfers.

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Barcelona to European University Institute bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to European University Institute is to train which takes 15h 13m and costs €140 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 19h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Barcelona to European University Institute bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to European University Institute.
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  • Distance: 792.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and European University Institute, Italy?

You can take a train from Barcelona to European University Institute via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Torino Porta Susa, Firenze S.M.N., Autostazione Busitalia Firenze, and La Lastra_V in around 15h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to European University Institute via Genova, Genoa Piazza della Vittoria Bus Stop, Florence Bus Station, Stazione Piazza Adua, and San Domenico 01 in around 19h 5m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €330
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €130
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €480
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
Every 30 minutes
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
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Pisa Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
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 - €90
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 36m
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Toulon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Toulon to Florence
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Genova
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
alsa.com
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to European University Institute is 1090 km. It takes approximately 10h 39m to drive from Barcelona to European University Institute.

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

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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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