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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Rome by plane, train, bus, 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 Rome  •  4h 51m

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

$43 - $224

6 alternative options

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) BCN - CIA

$53 - $232

Train  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to 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

$221 - $329

Bus FlixBus  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Girona Costa Brava Airport 604
  2. Take the bus from Girona Airport to Florence, Florence
  3. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 518 / ...

$81 - $137

Car ferry, taxi  •  20h 59m

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

$194 - $259

Bus ALSA  •  45h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma

$110 - $170

Drive  •  13h 5m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Rome 852.3 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 4h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Roma. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 45h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Rome. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Roma Termini via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 28m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Rome is 860 km. The road distance is 1363.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rome without a car is to train which takes 15h 28m and costs 190€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Barcelona to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Rome train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 51m and costs 35€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 15h 28m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 19h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Rome.
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  • Distance: 537.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Rome via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 15h 28m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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
4h 13m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Girona Costa Brava Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
Sagales
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
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Baltour
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
45h
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
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Civitavecchia to Rome
Ave. Duration
59m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi Med
Phone
+39 339 277 3491
Website
taximed.com
Civitavecchia Taxi
Phone
+39 347 758 2323

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Rome is 1364 km. It takes approximately 13h 5m to drive from Barcelona to Rome.

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Alitalia, Swiss, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Rome bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 12050+ hotels available in Rome. 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 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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