There are 6 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  2 h 17 min

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

$36 - $187

5 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Novara to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$171 - $254

Bus Eurolines IT  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 to Turin Corso Bolzano Autostradale - Sadem / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino Porta Nuova to Barcelona Nord

$84 - $123

Bus ALSA  •  18 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Barcelona N728

$69 - $121

Train, car ferry  •  23 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Ec / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

$93 - $172

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona 624.3 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Busto Arsizio Fn, Novara, Chambery-Challes-E and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Barcelona is 707 km. The road distance is 998.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13 h 42 min and costs 140€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, depart from Novara station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona is to fly which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 30€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 13 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 17 h 41 min.

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

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 441.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Singapore Airlines fly from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Barcelona via Busto Arsizio Fn, Novara Fn, Novara, Chambery-Challes-E, and Valence TGV in around 13 h 42 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Novara to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 to Turin Corso Bolzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
autostradale.it
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Torino Porta Nuova to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.it
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Milano to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
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 Milan, Milan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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