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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Florence  •  4h 26m

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

63€ - 238€

Cheapest option

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Pisa (PSA) BCN - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

47€ - 258€

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella

52€ - 234€

Train  •  13h 32m

  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.Maria Novella Fr

135€ - 186€

Bus via Genoa  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genoa, Genoa N728 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence N546

56€ - 93€

Car ferry, train  •  23h 35m

  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 C.Le to Firenze Smn Rv / ...

102€ - 160€

Bus  •  40h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence

85€ - 140€

Drive  •  10h 39m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Florence 682.9 miles

140€ - 210€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to bus via Genoa which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 16h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 4h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 40h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Florence. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 32m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Florence is 789 km. The road distance is 1092.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Florence without a car is to train which takes 13h 32m and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Barcelona to Florence, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs 60€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 190€ and takes 13h 32m, you could also bus via Genoa, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 16h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Florence.
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  • Distance: 492.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Florence via Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa in around 13h 32m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Train operators
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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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 22€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
18€ - 22€
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 Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 65€
1st Class
110€ - 190€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
75€ - 110€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
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 Florence
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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

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Barcelona to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Florence is 1093 km. It takes approximately 10h 39m to drive from Barcelona to Florence.

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

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Book your Barcelona to Florence bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 2850+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at 60€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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