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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Florence by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Florence  •  4h 29m

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

37€ - 224€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 39m

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

26€ - 231€

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Fly to Pisa, bus  •  6h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Pisa (PSA) BCN - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione

Train  •  14h 16m

  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  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence N758

52€ - 62€

Bus, train  •  22h 47m

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

Car ferry, train  •  24h 33m

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

81€ - 162€

Bus  •  40h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence

150€ - 210€

Drive  •  10h 34m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Florence 1086.9 km

130€ - 200€

Barcelona to Florence by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Florence is around 23h 59m and covers a distance of around 1353 km. The fastest train normally takes 23h 59m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Barcelona to Florence train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
23h 59m
Fastest train time:
23h 59m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
171€
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Florence train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to bus via Florence which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 14h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 4h 29m.

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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.M.N. via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 16m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Florence is 789 km. The road distance is 1086.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Florence without a car is to train which takes 14h 16m and costs 140€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m 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 Renfe 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 29m and costs 35€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 280€ and takes 14h 16m, you could also bus via Florence, which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 14h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Florence.
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  • Distance: 788.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Barcelona to Florence 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Florence via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14h 16m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 120€
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 120€
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
60€ - 80€
Base Premium
70€ - 100€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
40€ - 60€
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
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
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€
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€
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 Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
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 to Florence
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
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.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Florence is 1087 km. It takes approximately 10h 34m to drive from Barcelona to Florence.

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

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There are 1848+ hotels available in Florence. 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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