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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 Jun 15 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport20h55 05:25PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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08:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport20h55 05:25PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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08:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport18h10 02:40PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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11:50AMBarcelona El Prat Airport26h50 02:40PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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10:05AMBarcelona Sants28h28 02:33PMRome Termini
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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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Barcelona to Rome
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.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Rome, Italy if I’m coming from Barcelona, Spain?

International travel from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Spain?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rome if traveling from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

What measures do I need to follow in Rome, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/11/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Barcelona to Rome.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Spain from Rome, Italy?

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Italy?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Italy?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 6/11/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Barcelona from Rome.

What are the ways to get from Barcelona to Rome?

There are 3 travel options from Barcelona to Rome: bus, flight or ferry.

What is the distance between Barcelona and Rome?

You should expect to travel around 533 miles (859 km) between Barcelona and Rome.

When traveling to Rome from Barcelona, what are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and Rome?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Rome, Tiburtina Station.
Which travel companies can get me from Barcelona to Rome?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Rome, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Ryanair can get you to Rome by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Barcelona to Rome for $42 (€33) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can take you to Rome by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Barcelona to Rome for $106 (€82).
Is there a direct service between Barcelona and Rome?

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Rome with Vueling, Aerolineas Argentinas or Alitalia Cityliner.

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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Barcelona to Rome?
Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Rome often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Florence or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Rome and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Barcelona to Rome online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Rome, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $42 (€33) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $106 (€82) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Rome online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to go from Barcelona to Rome?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Rome is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $42 (€33) compared to other travel options to Rome:

Taking a flight is usually $63 (€49) less than taking a bus to Rome, which costs on average $106 (€82) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Barcelona to Rome?

The fastest way to get to Rome from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 19 h 15 min  on average.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
Barcelona Estació De França