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There are 8 ways to get from Bologna to Barcelona by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry 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 from Bologna  •  4 h 40 min

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

$32 - $211

7 alternative options

Train to Florence, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Barcelona (BCN) FLR - BCN

$74 - $296

Train to Venice, fly  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Barcelona (BCN) VCE - BCN

$64 - $322

Train  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$169 - $255

Bus and ferry  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona

$85 - $130

Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Florence, Florence N537 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Barcelona N758

$66 - $119

Train, car ferry  •  24 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe Reg
  2. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

$93 - $155

Drive  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Barcelona 712.7 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Barcelona is to fly which costs 28€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Barcelona is to fly which costs 28€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale Station and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 28 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Barcelona is 822 km. The road distance is 1140.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13 h 28 min and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Bologna to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Bologna to Barcelona train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Bologna Centrale Station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 28€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 230€ and takes 13 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 513.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Bologna to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Barcelona via Torino Porta Susa Station, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, and Valence TGV in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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 Bologna, Bologna to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators

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

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

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Bologna to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Barcelona is 1140 km. It takes approximately 10 h 48 min to drive from Bologna to Barcelona.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Bologna Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 3504+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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