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

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Fly from Venice  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Barcelona (BCN) VCE - BCN

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Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Barcelona (BCN) BLQ - BCN

Train to Florence, fly  •  7h

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

Train  •  13h 42m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Perrache Fr
  3. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Barcelona-Sants Ave

Bus  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Barcelona N740

Bus via Padova  •  20h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Padova to Barcelona

Train, car ferry  •  26h 45m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole Fa
  2. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

Drive  •  11h 40m

  1. Drive from Venice to Barcelona 1236.3 km
Italy → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Spain.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Barcelona is to fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Barcelona is to fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 5h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Milano Centrale and Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 42m.

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The distance between Venice and Barcelona is 935 km. The road distance is 1236.3 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 42m and costs €110 - €290.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Venice to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Venice to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs €30 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €290 and takes 13h 42m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €140 and takes 17h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 935.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Venice to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Barcelona via Milano Centrale and Lyon Perrache in around 13h 42m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €270
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €270
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €170
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €170
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Alghero
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€17 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €310
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €70
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €75
Base Premium
€65 - €95
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
Train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€29 - €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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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 Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Venecia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
alsa.com
Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Padova to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Schedules at
tabitatour.ro
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Barcelona is 1236 km. It takes approximately 11h 40m to drive from Venice to Barcelona.

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Alitalia, easyJet, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Venice to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to line 35 bus which takes 20 min and costs €11.

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