How to travel from Barcelona to Rome

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Travel Information to Rome from Barcelona

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $64
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $45 (€39) • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $45 (€39) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Grimaldi Lines, Vueling Airlines or Renfe-SNCF

Travel 533 miles (859 km) by bus or flight to Rome from Barcelona. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Grimaldi Lines, Vueling Airlines or Renfe-SNCF among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Barcelona to Rome.

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from Barcelona to Rome

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

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The best way to travel from Barcelona to Rome is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Wizz Air Malta
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
01:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
0 transfers
Wizz Air Malta
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
01:25AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
0 transfers
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
08:05AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
0 transfers
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Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
1 transfer
Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants
09:25PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
2 transfers
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
09:15PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
1 transfer
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
06:10PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
1 transfer
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
07:35PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
1 transfer
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
07:35PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
1 transfer

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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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Barcelona to Rome. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

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.

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You can travel by train, bus, flight or ferry for as low as $29 (€25). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Step on board a Frecciarossa travel and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed travel make about 200 connections across Italy per day, including major destinations like Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and Naples. These travel reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 533 miles (859 km) from Barcelona to Rome quickly on a Frecciarossa high-speed travel. There are four different classes to choose from: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.

We show you the latest Frecciarossa travel schedule for the Barcelona to Rome route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can find other travel information on Omio for this trip, such as departure and arrival travel stations, journey times, number of stops, and cheap fares. You can select from three ticket types: Super Economy, Economy, and Base. Once you’ve picked your ticket, book a cheap travel from Barcelona to Rome with us today and enjoy your journey with Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa!

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Travel information from Barcelona to Rome with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 19 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $36
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next travel between Barcelona and Rome including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.

FAQs: Travel from Barcelona to Rome

FAQs: 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.

There are 2 ways to get from Barcelona to Rome: bus or flight.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $45 (€39) compared to other travel options to Rome:

A flight is $19 (€16) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Barcelona to Rome costing on average $64 (€55).

Taking a flight costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

Taking a flight costs () less than taking a train, which costs on average () 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 take longer:

Getting to Rome by bus takes 19 h 15 min on average.

The distance from Barcelona to Rome is approximately 533 miles (859 km).

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Rome is:

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

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

    • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Barcelona to Rome depart from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants to Rome, Termini (G).
    • Most travelers catch their flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
    • Most travelers board their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Rome Termini.

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

    • You can travel between Barcelona and Rome by bus with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $64 (€55) with FlixBus from Barcelona to Rome.
    • You can travel by plane between Barcelona and Rome with Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Alitalia, Malta Air, Iberia, Alitalia (2), Air Europa, Eurowings, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Serbia, KLM, Air Baltic, Tunis Air, airmax, Brussels Airlines, Norwegian Air, KLM Cityhopper or Aerolineas Argentinas, and you can find Vueling Airlines Barcelona to Rome tickets for $45 (€39) on Omio.

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

    • Direct bus with.
    • Take a direct ferry with.
    • Direct services by plane with Vueling Airlines or Alitalia.
    • Direct train with.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Rome often also extend their vacation to go to Florence, Naples, Milan, Venice or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Rome and these popular destinations at a great price.
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