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.

Recommended option

Fly Barcelona to Florence  •  4 h 29 min

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

$68 - $274

Cheapest option

Train to Girona, fly to Pisa, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Pisa (PSA) GRO - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$46 - $200

6 alternative options

Fly Barcelona to Bologna, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$55 - $260

Fly Barcelona to Pisa, train  •  5 h 28 min

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

$53 - $291

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence, Florence N758

$65 - $106

Car ferry, train  •  24 h 3 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 / ...

$106 - $154

Bus ALSA  •  40 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Florence

$100 - $220

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Florence 681.2 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 6 h 18 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 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 40 h 30 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 bus which takes 14 h 38 min and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 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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The best way to get from Barcelona to Florence is to fly which takes 4 h 29 min and costs 55€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 14 h 38 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 29 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Florence 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 14 h 15 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Girona to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
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
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Barcelona to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ferry operators

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