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There are 10 ways to get from Italy to Spain by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Florence  •  4h 28m

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

40€ - 334€

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Fly from Naples  •  4h 40m

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

24€ - 184€

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4h 32m

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

43€ - 217€

Fly from Bologna  •  4h 17m

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

31€ - 228€

Fly from Rome  •  4h 42m

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

40€ - 136€

Fly from Turin  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Barcelona (BCN) TRN - BCN

40€ - 244€

Train  •  23h 1m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

300€ - 539€

Bus via Lyon  •  33h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lyon Perrache N521
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

104€ - 134€

Bus  •  3 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

284€ - 399€

Drive  •  18h 42m

  1. Drive from Rome to Madrid 1951.7 km

240€ - 350€

Italy → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Spain is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Spain is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Spain is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Spain.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which costs 24€ - 190€ and takes 4h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which takes 4h 17m and costs 30€ - 230€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Spain. However, there are services departing from Principe Umberto and arriving at Delicias - Atocha via Rome Tiburtina Bus station, Lyon Perrache and Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Italy to Spain. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Sol via Torino Porta Susa, Paris Gare De Lyon, Barcelona-Sants and Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 1m.

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The distance between Italy and Spain is 1512 km. The road distance is 1951.7 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Spain without a car is to train which takes 23h 1m and costs 300€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Italy to Spain, including transfers.

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Italy to Spain bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Italy to Spain train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which takes 4h 28m and costs 40€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 300€ - 550€ and takes 23h 1m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 33h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Spain.
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  • Distance: 1512.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Italy and Spain?

Vueling Airlines and Swiss fly from Florence to Barcelona 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Paris Gare De Lyon, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Atocha in around 23h 1m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 140€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 140€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 160€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
60€ - 430€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
13€ - 130€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 100€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
15€ - 100€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
13€ - 80€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
17€ - 90€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
14€ - 120€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 280€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
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 Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Roma to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 days 6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280€ - 390€
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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Italy to Spain train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Spain is 1952 km. It takes approximately 18h 42m to drive from Italy to Spain.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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