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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Florence by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Florence  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Florence (FLR) BCN - FLR

$68 - $270

Cheapest option

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Pisa (PSA) BCN - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$53 - $291

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Fly to Bologna, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bologna (BLQ) BCN - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$54 - $262

Train  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$191 - $284

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Girona Airport 604
  2. Take the bus from Girona Airport to Florence, Florence N758

$68 - $115

Car ferry, train  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Pisa Centrale Fb / ...
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn Rv / ...

$104 - $152

Bus ALSA  •  40 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence

$100 - $160

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Florence 681.2 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to bus which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 40 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Florence. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 2 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Florence is 789 km. The road distance is 1089.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Florence without a car is to train which takes 14 h 2 min and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Barcelona to Florence, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Florence train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs 55€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 250€ and takes 14 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Florence.
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  • Distance: 492.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Swiss fly from Barcelona to Florence 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Florence via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14 h 2 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
sagales.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Girona Airport to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
40 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Barcelona to Florence bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Florence station.

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Barcelona to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Florence is 1090 km. It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to drive from Barcelona to Florence.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Swiss offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Florence bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 5995+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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