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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, taxi, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly  •  5 h 4 min

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

$43 - $224

5 alternative options

Train  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$218 - $324

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Barcelona Nord

$70 - $120

Taxi, car ferry  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rome to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

$198 - $261

Bus and ferry  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Barcelona

$110 - $170

Drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Barcelona 853.6 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Stazione Tiburtina and arriving at Barcelona Nord. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

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The distance between Rome and Barcelona is 860 km. The road distance is 1365.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15 h 45 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Rome to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Rome to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 35€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 290€ and takes 15 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 20 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 537.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Rome to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Barcelona via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, and Valence TGV in around 15 h 45 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $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.

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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
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
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 Roma to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
43 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rome to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Samarcanda
Phone
+39 06 5551
Website
065551.it
Taxi Aventino
Phone
+39 06 574 3636
Radiotaxi 3570
Phone
+39 06 3570
Website
3570.it
Asso Taxi
Phone
+39 339 33 33 414
Website
assotaxi.it

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

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Rome to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Rome to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Barcelona is 1366 km. It takes approximately 13 h 3 min to drive from Rome to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Rome to Barcelona bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 3426+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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