There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Genoa by plane, night bus, 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.

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Fly to Nice, night bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE
  2. Take the night bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Genoa, Genoa

$43 - $156

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$41 - $272

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Fly to Turin, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Genova Brignole

$44 - $242

Fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Pisa (PSA) BCN - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole

$69 - $312

Fly to Genoa  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Genoa (GOA) BCN - GOA

$43 - $251

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$47 - $225

Train  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  3. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec

$129 - $188

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h

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

$50 - $85

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Nice to Genova

$64 - $86

Car ferry  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa

$70 - $110

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Genoa 539.3 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Barcelona and arriving at Genoa. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Genova Piazza Principe via Montpellier Saint-Roch and Marseille-Saint-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 2 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Genoa is 645 km. The road distance is 862.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 12 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Barcelona to Genoa, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Genoa train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Genoa is to fly which takes 4 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 403.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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

Vueling Airlines flies from Barcelona to Genoa twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Genoa via Montpellier St. Roch Station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-St-Charles, and Marseille-Saint-Charles in around 12 h 2 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 Nuova to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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 Pisa Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Genova
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Genova
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Barcelona to Genoa bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Genoa, Genoa station.

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Barcelona to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Genova Piazza Principe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Genoa is 863 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Barcelona to Genoa.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Nice Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Genoa bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 1476+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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