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There are 10 ways to get from Italy to Spain by plane, bus, train, bus and 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Florence  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Barcelona (BCN) FLR - BCN

$67 - $270

Cheapest option

Line 11 bus to Turin, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Fermata 245 - GARIBALDI to Fermata 1547 - DORA GTT
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Barcelona (BCN) TRN - BCN

$32 - $202

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

$44 - $204

Fly from Rome  •  5 h 4 min

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

$43 - $224

Fly from Bologna  •  5 h

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

$33 - $212

Fly from Naples  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Barcelona (BCN) NAP - BCN

$37 - $190

Train  •  19 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$302 - $416

Bus  •  28 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Montpellier
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Madrid 748

$118 - $185

Bus and ferry, train, bus  •  33 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Valencia
  2. Take the train from València Sant Isidre to Buñol C3
  3. Take the bus from Buñol to Madrid

$175 - $262

Drive  •  18 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Madrid 1223.4 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Spain. However, there are services departing from P.le Tiburtino and arriving at Neptuno via Rome Stazione Tiburtina, Montpellier and Mendez Alvaro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 49 min.

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The distance between Italy and Spain is 1421 km. The road distance is 1957.5 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Spain without a car is to train which takes 19 h 18 min and costs 260€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Italy to Spain, including transfers.

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Italy to Spain bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, depart from Rome Stazione Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 55€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 370€ and takes 19 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 28 h 49 min.

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

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Italy to Spain bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Spain.
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  • Distance: 888 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Italy and Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Swiss and Alitalia fly from Florence to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 19 h 18 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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 Naples to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Valencia Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from València Sant Isidre to Buñol
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
5T Torino
Email
info@5t.torino.it
Website
5t.torino.it
Bus from Fermata 245 - GARIBALDI to Fermata 1547 - DORA GTT
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
5t.torino.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 Montpellier to Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Valencia
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Spain is 1957 km. It takes approximately 18 h 42 min to drive from Italy to Spain.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss and Alitalia offer flights from Florence Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 327+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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