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

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$43 - $225

5 alternative options

Train  •  15 h 17 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 / ...

$201 - $313

Bus Eurolines IT  •  20 h 30 min

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

$80 - $150

Taxi, car ferry  •  21 h 1 min

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

$202 - $270

Bus Eurolines FR  •  22 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Marseille
  2. Take the bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Barcelona City Center Ouibus / ...

$136 - $280

Drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Barcelona 853.6 miles

$200 - $300

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and four 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 17 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$120 - $200
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rome to Marseille
Ave. Duration
15 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Barcelona City Center
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Rome to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rome and Barcelona is 860 km. The road distance is 1366 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Rome to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 35€ - 200€.

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 17 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Rome to Barcelona, including transfers.