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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 Sep 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h50 11:55PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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04:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h30 10:25PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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03:20PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h50 05:10PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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07:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h40 09:35PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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03:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport6h50 10:25PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Rome

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$24 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Flixbus

Travel 533 miles (859 km) by flight or bus between Barcelona and Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Malta Air or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Barcelona to Rome.

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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.

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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 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.
Does Italy have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Rome from Barcelona?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Spain enter Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 9/22/21. 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 between Barcelona and Rome.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Barcelona, Spain from Rome, Italy?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • 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

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 9/22/21. 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.

How do I reach Rome from Barcelona?

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

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

The cheapest way to travel to Rome from Barcelona is by taking a flight with an average price of $24 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A flight is generally $47 (€37) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $71 (€57) from Barcelona to Rome.

What is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Rome?

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 21 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Barcelona to Rome?

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

When traveling from Barcelona to Rome, where do I depart from Barcelona and where do I arrive in Rome?

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

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

  • Malta Air can take you to Rome by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Malta Air from Barcelona to Rome for $24 (€20).
  • Flixbus can get you to Rome by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Barcelona to Rome for $71 (€57) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Barcelona to Rome?
Looking to extend your trip from Barcelona to Rome? Many Omio customers who go from Barcelona to Rome usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you're looking to explore Milan, Florence or Paris from Rome, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy 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 are costing on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $71 (€57) 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.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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