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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Rome by plane, train, car ferry, taxi, ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Rome  •  5h 15m

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

35€ - 147€

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Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  4h 56m

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

55€ - 251€

Fly to Florence, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

61€ - 310€

Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Naples (NAP) BCN - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

40€ - 274€

Train  •  16h 3m

  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 Roma Termini Fr

165€ - 321€

Car ferry, taxi  •  21h

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

163€ - 222€

Ferry, bus  •  22h 28m

  1. Take the ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia Esbcn - Itcvv
  2. Take the bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza Civitavecchia Port - Rome

71€ - 103€

Bus via Genoa  •  23h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genova Barcelona - Bologna
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina Baltour

95€ - 130€

Bus  •  45h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma

170€ - 240€

Drive  •  13h 6m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Rome 1360.5 km

160€ - 250€

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International entry into Italy from Spain

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Italy.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 5h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which takes 4h 56m and costs 50€ - 260€.

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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 Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 3m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Rome is 860 km. The road distance is 1360.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rome without a car is to train which takes 16h 3m and costs 160€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m 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 Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs 30€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 330€ and takes 16h 3m, you could also bus via Genoa, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 23h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Rome.
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  • Distance: 859.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

Ryanair, Alitalia and Vueling Airlines fly from Barcelona to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Rome via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Torino Porta Susa in around 16h 3m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 250€
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
22€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 220€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
260€ - 950€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 28€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 25€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
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€
Bus operators
SitBus Shuttle
Phone
(+39) 06.5916826
Email
sit@sitbus.com
Website
sitbusshuttle.com
Bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
SitBus Shuttle
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 Genova
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Genova
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Baltour
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Other operators
Taxi from Civitavecchia to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
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 40m.

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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 1361 km. It takes approximately 13h 6m to drive from Barcelona to Rome.

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

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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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