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Overview: Bus from Barcelona to Bologna

distanceDistance510 miles (822 km)
durationAverage bus duration18 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$71 (€60)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Baltour or Eurolines France

Buses from Barcelona to Bologna cover the 510 miles (822 km) long trip taking on average 18 h 10 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Baltour or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $55 (€46), but the average price of bus tickets is $71 (€60). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.

Bus companies: FlixBus from Barcelona to Bologna

Travel to Bologna from Barcelona from $55 (€46) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.


FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: $55

FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus to Bologna from Barcelona:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Bus to Bologna from Barcelona

Take the bus to Bologna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Bologna.

Am I allowed to travel by bus from Barcelona, Spain to Bologna, Italy?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Bologna, Italy by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Italy from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Bologna, Italy?

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/25/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus to Bologna from Barcelona before traveling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Spain from Bologna, Italy?

The restriction level for your return bus to Barcelona, Spain from Bologna is: Partially open.

Is my return bus into Barcelona from Bologna restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Bologna?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/25/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Barcelona from Bologna closer to your date of departure here here.

How much does a cheap bus from Barcelona to Bologna cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Barcelona to Bologna to cost as little as $55 (€46)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket between Barcelona and Bologna?

The Barcelona to Bologna bus ticket price is on average $71 (€60)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How far is Barcelona to Bologna by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Barcelona to Bologna by bus to be approximately 510 miles (822 km).

How long is a bus to Bologna from Barcelona on average?

On average the Barcelona to Bologna bus travel time is 18 h 10 min  for the 510 miles (822 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by bus from Barcelona to Bologna, which bus station in Barcelona do I depart from and which bus station in Bologna do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Barcelona to start your journey from including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants. In Bologna you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Bologna, Autostazione, Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and Bologna, Imola highway exit.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Bologna, Autostazione.

Where is the departure bus station in Barcelona located? Where is the arrival bus station in Bologna located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bologna, Autostazione and need to travel approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the bus station to the city center in Bologna.

Which bus providers can take me between Barcelona and Bologna?

When taking a bus from Barcelona to Bologna, you can count on Flixbus, Baltour or Eurolines France for the best way to get you to Bologna. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Barcelona and Bologna and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

When does the first bus depart from Barcelona to Bologna? When does the last bus depart from Barcelona to Bologna?

The earliest bus for this route departs from Barcelona at 7: 50 AM. The last bus leaves from Barcelona at 8: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Barcelona to Bologna and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy the Barcelona to Bologna bus for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Barcelona to Bologna is on average $71 (€60) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets between Barcelona and Bologna available a few months in advance.