There are 8 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 52m

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

33€ - 282€

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Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 29m

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

49€ - 230€

Fly to Naples, train  •  6h 12m

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

54€ - 400€

Train  •  14h 52m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Grenoble Ter
  3. Take the train from Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

158€ - 314€

Bus via Genoa  •  20h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Perpignan > Montpellier > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Milan
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Rome, Rome Anagnina 501

96€ - 127€

Car ferry, taxi  •  21h

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

163€ - 222€

Bus  •  45h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma

170€ - 240€

Drive  •  13h 11m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Rome 1366.5 km

180€ - 270€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 290€ and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 290€ and takes 4h 52m.

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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 Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 52m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Rome is 860 km. The road distance is 1366.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Rome without a car is to train which takes 14h 52m and costs 150€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m 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 4h 52m and costs 30€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 320€ and takes 14h 52m, you could also bus via Genoa, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 20h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Rome.
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  • Distance: 859.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Barcelona to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Rome via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Grenoble, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14h 52m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Santander
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome via Tunis
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 650€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Rome Ciampino via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Grenoble to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Bus operators
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 Nord - Bus Station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Rome, Rome Anagnina
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 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 1367 km. It takes approximately 13h 11m to drive from Barcelona to Rome.

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easyJet, Tunisair, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Rome bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 12043+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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