How to travel from Barcelona to Rome

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from Barcelona to Rome

You can get from Barcelona to Rome by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Rome on Nov 28 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h50 11:35PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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09:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h50 11:35PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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07:15AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h50 09:05AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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02:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h10 07:40PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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12:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h40 06:15PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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Travel Information to Rome from Barcelona

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $176
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€9) • 41 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $43 (€40) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Travel 533 miles (859 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Barcelona and Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Barcelona to Rome.

Travel from Barcelona to Rome: Journey Details

It's easy to travel from Barcelona and Rome by either bus, train or plane. Budget travelers can find great deals on long distance buses, and trains allow you to take in the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. However, if you need to reach Rome fast, a plane is the only way to go. Flights take just under two hours and leave almost every hour from Barcelona's El Prat airport, making it often the best option in terms of both price and travel time.

Return trips from Rome to Barcelona are also available.

How to get from Barcelona to Rome

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Barcelona to Rome, 100,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Barcelona to Rome, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Buses from Barcelona to Rome

If you want to take buses from Barcelona to Rome, Baltour provides a single daily service between the two cities. The bus leaves Barcelona's Nord bus station at 5:15 p.m. and takes 22 hours to reach Rome, arriving at 3:15 p.m. the next day. A single change is required along the way.

Trains from Barcelona to Rome

Catching a train is another possibility if you are traveling to Rome from Barcelona, but a number of changes will be needed. The best route is to take a Renfe service from Barcelona Sants to Marseille in France. Then, take a Thello service to Genoa, and switch to another Thello train to Rome. The journey usually takes around 20 hours.

Flights from Barcelona to Rome

Flying is easily the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Rome, and there are plenty of options to choose from every day. Airlines operating flights from Barcelona to Rome include Ryanair, Iberia, Alitalia and Vueling with budget options leaving all the time. The first flight of the day leaves just after 6 a.m. and the final departure is at 10:10 p.m. The journey time is around 1 hour 50 minutes, and all flights are direct. They usually touch down at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, just to the south-west of the city center.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Rome

Travel Tips: Travel to Rome 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 Rome.

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Spain enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Rome from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Rome, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Barcelona to Rome.

The current restriction level for returning to Barcelona, Spain from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Barcelona, Spain from Rome, Italy?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Barcelona from Rome?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Barcelona from Rome here.

You can travel to Rome from Barcelona 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Barcelona and Rome is by taking a train with an average price of $10 (€9).

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A train is generally $166 (€152) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $176 (€161) from Barcelona to Rome.

Taking a train is about $34 (€31) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $44 (€40) for this route.

Taking a train is usually $34 (€31) less than taking a flight to Rome, which costs on average $43 (€40) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Rome is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Rome that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 19 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Rome by train can take on average 41 h 39 min.

Rome is approximately 533 miles (859 km) away from Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Rome is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Barcelona to Rome as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Rome:

  • Buses mostly depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Rome, Termini.
  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Rome at Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Barcelona Sants and tend to arrive in Roma Termini.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Rome:

  • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Rome with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $176 (€161) with Flixbus from Barcelona to Rome.
  • You can go to Rome from Barcelona by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $43 (€40) with Ryanair from Barcelona to Rome on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Rome with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Vueling, Ryanair or ITA.

Direct services to Rome tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Rome don't make Rome their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rome are Milan, Florence or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rome to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Barcelona to Rome, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $176 (€161) one way on average.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey is costing $44 (€40) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $43 (€40) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $10 (€9) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Rome tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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