There are 8 ways to get from Bologna to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Bologna  •  4h 45m

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

36€ - 556€

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Train to Florence, fly  •  5h 34m

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

59€ - 286€

Train to Venice, fly  •  6h 42m

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

47€ - 219€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano P.Garibaldi
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

49€ - 329€

Train  •  13h 31m

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

139€ - 254€

Bus  •  20h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Barcelona Nord Barcelona - Bologna

Train, car ferry  •  24h 39m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Genova Brignole Re
  2. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

86€ - 134€

Drive  •  10h 48m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Barcelona 1140.4 km

150€ - 230€

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 600€ and takes 4h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Barcelona Nord. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Torino Porta Susa, Grenoble and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 31m.

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The distance between Bologna and Barcelona is 822 km. The road distance is 1140.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 31m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Bologna to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Bologna to Barcelona bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs 35€ - 600€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 260€ and takes 13h 31m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 821.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines 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, Grenoble, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 13h 31m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 750€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Vanezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
34€ - 38€
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 Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
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 Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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 Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Ferry operators

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

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Bologna to Barcelona bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Bologna to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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

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

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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 6€.

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