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

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Fly from Genoa

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Barcelona (BCN)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Genoa to Barcelona

Train to Turin, fly

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Torino Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train, train to Nice, fly

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Barcelona-Sants

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Savona
  2. Take the car ferry from Savona to Barcelona

Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

Drive

  1. Drive from Genoa to Barcelona

Genoa to Barcelona by bus

The bus journey time between Genoa and Barcelona is around 11h 45m and covers a distance of around 866 km. Services are operated by FlixBus, Blablabus and ALSA. Typically 21 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

21 Weekly Buses
11h 45m Average Duration
€23 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Barcelona is to bus which costs €23 - €90 and takes 11h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Genoa to Barcelona is to fly. Taking this option will cost €45 - €260 and takes 4h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Genoa and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Genova P.Za Principe and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Ventimiglia, Nice Ville and Marseille St Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Genoa and Barcelona is 645 km. The road distance is 859.6 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Barcelona without a car is to bus which takes 11h 45m and costs €23 - €90.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Genoa to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 645.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Genoa to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa to Barcelona 3 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 11h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €350
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€20 - €360
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €250
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €210
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€26 - €210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €280
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €190
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €550
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Train operators
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Train from Genova Brignole to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €8
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Genova P.Za Principe to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Genova Brignole to Savona
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €18
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Genova to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
36h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
ALSA
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Savona to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €75
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Genoa to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Genova P.Za Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 46m and costs €45 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €90 and takes 11h 45m, you could also train, which costs €90 - €200 and takes 12h 7m.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Barcelona is 860 km. It takes approximately 8h 15m to drive from Genoa to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Genoa Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs €1 - €3.

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