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Bologna to Barcelona by train

The journey from Bologna to Barcelona by train is 511.66 mi and takes 20 hr 57 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:06 AM and the last at 11:06 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Barcelona by train for as little as $78.92 or as much as $344.73. The best price for this journey is $78.92.

Lowest Price$78.92
Journey Duration20 hr 57 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$78.92
Highest Price$344.73
First Departure8:06 AM
Last Departure11:06 PM
Distance511.66 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalBarcelona
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, Italo TrenoMore

Bologna to Barcelona Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Bologna to Barcelona?

Prices will vary when you travel from Bologna to Barcelona. On average, though, you'll pay about $155.50 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $78.92, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Bologna to Barcelona. On average, though, you'll pay about $155.50 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long does the journey from Bologna to Barcelona take by train?

With a distance of 511.66 mi between Bologna and Barcelona, it will usually take 20 hr 57 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 20 hr 57 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Bologna to Barcelona faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Bologna and Barcelona will complete the journey in 16 hr 44 min. On average, it will take you about 20 hr 57 min to travel the 511.66 mi between Bologna and Barcelona.

When do departures from Bologna to Barcelona leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Bologna to Barcelona leaving at 8:06 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 11:06 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first journey of the night departs from Bologna at 8:06 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 11:06 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Bologna and Barcelona. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

What are the stations on the Bologna to Barcelona route?

You can depart from Bologna at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Barcelona at the following stations: . Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Bologna and Barcelona. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Bologna leave for Barcelona?

The route from Bologna to Barcelona is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bologna 6 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bologna to Barcelona, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 6 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bologna to Barcelona. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Barcelona
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bologna to Barcelona.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Barcelona, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Barcelona.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Barcelona by train

When travelling to Barcelona by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Barcelona

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciarossa and DB - Intercity when traveling from Bologna to Barcelona.

Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, DB - Intercity and FlixBus from Bologna to Barcelona
Compare services on board when travelling from Bologna to Barcelona by train.
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Bologna to Barcelona CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
57.64kg
Bus
61.76kg
Flight
164.69kg
Car
131.75kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bologna to Barcelona by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bologna and Barcelona are 57.64kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bologna and Barcelona? By taking the train between Bologna and Barcelona you will save 107.05kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.12kg compared to a bus and 74.11kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Barcelona?
A train ticket from Bologna to Barcelona is $155.50. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $78.92.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bologna to Barcelona?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Barcelona is $78.92. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bologna and Barcelona by train?
Bologna to Barcelona is 511.66 mi.
How long does the train between Bologna and Barcelona take?
Bologna to Barcelona is on average 20 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 16 hr 44 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Barcelona?
The train journey from Bologna to Barcelona is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, Italo Treno, DB - Intercity, FlixBus, Alsa, Frecciarossa and Sagalés.
How many train connections per day go from Bologna to Barcelona?
Bologna to Barcelona has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bologna to Barcelona leave?
The earliest train from Bologna to Barcelona departs at 8:06 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bologna to Barcelona depart?
The latest train from Bologna to Barcelona departs at 11:06 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bologna to Barcelona in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $78.92 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Bologna to Barcelona?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Bologna to go to Barcelona. You can go from Casalecchio di Reno Stazione Casalecchio Garibaldi, Bologna Centrale, Bologna Piazza Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bologna Airport and you can arrive at Barcelona Sants, Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona Nord, Sant Adreu Comtal, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia, Barcelona El Clot Aragó, Barcelona Pl. Catalunya and Barcelona Estació De França.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Barcelona by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bologna and Barcelona is 16 hr 44 min.
Is there a direct train from Bologna to Barcelona?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bologna and Barcelona.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Barcelona by train?
The train journey from Bologna to Barcelona creates 57.64kg of CO2 emissions.

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