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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Portofino by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec

$134 - $198

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Fly to Turin, train  •  9h 37m

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

$47 - $251

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Bus FlixBus  •  15h 53m

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

$59 - $97

Bus ALSA  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genova

$59 - $93

Drive  •  8h 43m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Portofino 561.1 miles

$130 - $200

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 57m

  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 S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$61 - $240

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$55 - $287

Fly to Nice, train  •  10h 46m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nice (NCE) BCN - NCE
  2. Take the train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
  3. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe

$58 - $194

Fly to Florence, train  •  9h 23m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari

$95 - $317

Fly to Bologna, train  •  10h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$87 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Portofino is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 16h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Portofino is to drive which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 8h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Portofino via Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova and Santa Margherita Ligure FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 53m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Portofino is 659 km. The road distance is 897.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 13h 26m and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 13h 26m to get from Barcelona to Portofino, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Portofino is to train which takes 13h 26m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 15h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 411.7 miles
  • Duration: 13h 26m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Portofino via Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Genova Piazza Principe, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 13h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Portofino once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Nice via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
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
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.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 Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Laurent-du-Var to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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 Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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.

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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
13h
Frequency
Once 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
14h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Portofino is 898 km. It takes approximately 8h 43m to drive from Barcelona to Portofino.

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Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1637+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at $62 USD 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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