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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, taxi, ferry or car

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Fly from Rome  •  4h 48m

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

7 alternative options

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Barcelona (BCN) CIA - BCN

Train to Florence, fly  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Barcelona (BCN) FLR - BCN

Train  •  15h 22m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu Fr
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

Bus via Florence  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence 510 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Barcelona N758

Taxi, ferry  •  21h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Rome to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcellona Itcvv - Esbcn

Bus  •  43h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Barcelona

Drive  •  13h 5m

  1. Drive from Rome to Barcelona 1362.3 km

Rome to Barcelona by train

7 Weekly Trains
15h 22m Average Duration
€122 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to bus via Florence, which costs €55 - €95 and takes 18h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 4h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Roma and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 43h 45m.

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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 Milano Centrale and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 22m.

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The distance between Rome and Barcelona is 860 km. The road distance is 1362.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15h 22m and costs €120 - €270.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Rome to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Rome to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus 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 4h 48m and costs €30 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €120 - €270 and takes 15h 22m, you could also bus via Florence, which costs €55 - €95 and takes 18h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 859.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

Ryanair, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Rome to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Barcelona via Milano Centrale and Lyon Part Dieu in around 15h 22m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €200
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €200
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Fes
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona via Porto
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Renfe SNCF
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €45
Website
Itabus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RegioJet
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Roma to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
43h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€170 - €240
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcellona
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Other operators
Taxi from Rome to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
€110 - €130
Taxi Aventino
Phone
+39 06 574 3636
Samarcanda
Phone
+39 06 5551
Website
065551.it
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 1h 45m.

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Rome to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Rome to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Barcelona is 1362 km. It takes approximately 13h 5m 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 FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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