There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Italy by plane, bus, train, car ferry, taxi 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 Bologna  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ

$34 - $213

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Fly to Turin, line 11 bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Fermata 3016 - DORA GTT to Fermata 200 - PORTA PALAZZO SUD

$33 - $201

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Fly to Florence  •  4 h 27 min

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

$68 - $270

Fly to Rome  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rome (FCO) BCN - FCO

$43 - $224

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP

$44 - $203

Fly to Naples  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Naples (NAP) BCN - NAP

$38 - $189

Train  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$212 - $290

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Girona Airport 604
  2. Take the bus from Girona Airport to Florence, Florence
  3. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome 518 / ...

$77 - $141

Carferry, taxi  •  21 h

  1. Take the carferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take a taxi from Civitavecchia to Rome

$204 - $278

Bus ALSA  •  45 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma

$115 - $172

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Rome 854.2 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Italy. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Girona Airport, Florence, Florence and Tiburtina/Verano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Italy. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Roma Termini via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 32 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Italy is 878 km. The road distance is 1366.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Italy without a car is to train which takes 15 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Barcelona to Italy, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Italy is to fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 32 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 19 h 25 min.

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

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Barcelona to Italy bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Roma station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Italy.
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  • Distance: 548.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Bologna every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Rome via Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 15 h 32 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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 Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
5T Torino
Email
info@5t.torino.it
Website
5t.torino.it
Bus from Fermata 3016 - DORA GTT to Fermata 200 - PORTA PALAZZO SUD
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
5t.torino.it
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
sagales.com
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
Bus from Girona Airport to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Florence, Parcheggio Villa Costanza to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
regiojet.com
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 Roma
Ave. Duration
45 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Civitavecchia to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Civitavecchia Taxi
Phone
+39 347 758 2323
Taxi Med
Phone
+39 339 277 3491
Website
taximed.com

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Barcelona to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Italy is 1367 km. It takes approximately 13 h 5 min to drive from Barcelona to Italy.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 564+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $51 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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