There are 10 ways to get from Como to Barcelona by train, plane, 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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Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Como Lago to Saronno
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

36€ - 266€

Cheapest option

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Barcelona (BCN) BGY - BCN

29€ - 225€

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Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Barcelona (BCN) LIN - BCN

73€ - 190€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Barcelona (BCN) ZRH - BCN

108€ - 332€

Train, train to Turin, fly  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Barcelona (BCN) TRN - BCN

61€ - 470€

Train  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi S11
  2. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi 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 / ...

136€ - 198€

Bus  •  16h 5m

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

48€ - 117€

Bus via Milan  •  19h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Barcelona/Sants

91€ - 127€

Train, car ferry  •  23h 41m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale S11
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe Ic / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

80€ - 157€

Drive  •  9h 49m

  1. Drive from Como to Barcelona 1028.2 km

140€ - 210€

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The cheapest way to get from Como to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 29€ - 230€ and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 270€ and takes 5h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Como to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Como and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Como S.Giovanni and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Milano P.Garibaldi, Grenoble and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 42m.

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The distance between Como and Barcelona is 742 km. The road distance is 1028.2 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 42m and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Como to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Como to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Como S.Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Barcelona is to train which takes 13h 42m and costs 130€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 120€ and takes 16h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Como to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 742.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

You can take a train from Como to Barcelona via Milano P.Garibaldi, Grenoble, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 13h 42m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Milan to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 14h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 200€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 95€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 130€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, 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€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 200€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Linate to Barcelona via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
330€ - 700€
Train operators
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 Como Lago to Saronno
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
Trenord
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
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 Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Como S.Giovanni to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
50€ - 70€
1st Class
85€ - 120€
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
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 Milano P.Garibaldi to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
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€
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
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
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 Milan to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Milano to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Milano to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Como to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Barcelona is 1028 km. It takes approximately 9h 49m to drive from Como to Barcelona.

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Singapore Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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