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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.
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.
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.
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.