There are 10 ways to get from Italy to Spain by plane, bus, train 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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Fly from Bologna  •  4h 36m

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

31€ - 226€

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Fly from Rome  •  5h 6m

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

26€ - 175€

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Fly from Florence  •  4h 47m

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

51€ - 201€

Fly from Naples  •  4h 53m

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

28€ - 204€

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 13m

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

40€ - 166€

Line 11 bus to Turin, fly  •  5h 6m

  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

Train  •  18h 56m

  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

225€ - 424€

Bus via Lyon  •  32h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N521
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Madrid - South Station BlaBlaBus

142€ - 204€

Bus  •  3 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Madrid

282€ - 394€

Drive  •  18h 45m

  1. Drive from Rome to Madrid 1962.4 km

270€ - 400€

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which costs 30€ - 230€ and takes 4h 36m.

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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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station, Lyon - Perrache Bus Station and Méndez Álvaro - Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 41m.

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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, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants and Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 56m.

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The distance between Italy and Spain is 1421 km. The road distance is 1962.4 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Spain without a car is to train which takes 18h 56m and costs 220€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Italy to Spain, including transfers.

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Italy to Spain bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome, 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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What companies run services between Italy and Spain?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Bologna to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Madrid via Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Atocha in around 18h 56m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 230€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 290€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 140€
Flights from Turin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Naples to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
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 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
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 best way to get from Italy to Spain is to fly which takes 4h 36m and costs 30€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 220€ - 430€ and takes 18h 56m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 32h 41m.

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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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Italy to Spain bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - South 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 1962 km. It takes approximately 18h 45m to drive from Italy to Spain.

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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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There are 424+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Bologna Airport is to shuttle which takes 7 min and costs 5€ - 26€.

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