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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Rome

distanceDistance533 miles (859 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Barcelona to Rome cover the 533 miles (859 km) long route with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Roma Termini.

Trains from Barcelona to Rome

The distance from Barcelona in Spain to Rome in Italy is about 864 miles. Ordinarily, there are 3 train trips between the two locations every day. Trains need to pass through France from Barcelona to get to Rome. The different trips have varying durations depending on the number of stops along the way as well as the train's speed.

Barcelona to Rome train times: daily departures

Approximately 3 trains leave Barcelona en route to Rome each day. The first train leaves Barcelona at around 10:10 a.m., the second train departs at 2:00 p.m. while the last train leaves at around 4:30 p.m. every day of the week.

How long is the journey by train from Barcelona to Rome?

The 10:10 am train is the fastest, taking approximately 19 hours 33 minutes, with 3 changes along the way. The longest trip takes about 26 hours 40 minutes, making an average of 4 change along the way.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to Rome?

Departure station: Barcelona Sants is about 1.5 miles from Plaça de Catalunya and taxis and a fleet of buses ply the route. The train station offers facilities such as shops, tourist information, restaurants, WiFi, car rentals and parking.

Arrival station: The final train station is Roma Ostiense. Travelers have access to a range of facilities such as bars and snack points, waiting room, shops, a supermarket, a ticket office, help desk, and disability assistance.

Which train companies travel from Barcelona to Rome?

There are several train companies operating the route from Barcelona to Rome. Passengers may be changed from one train to another along the way to ensure that their journey is smooth and well catered for. The ticketing company is in charge of the changes and therefore clients do not need to worry. Some of the main train companies operating from Barcelona to Rome include: Thello, TGV, and RENFE-SNCF. An ordinary trip may involve the different companies as follows:

RENFE-SNCF Barcelona to Rome

From Barcelona Stans to Roma Tiburtina the train takes about 19 hours 33 minutes. The train service offers two main train packages: flexible and semi-flexible. Along the way, different services are offered to clients.  If a passenger gets a change from Valence to Chambéry Challes-les-Eaux, the train service offers a free bike compartment for the comfort of the passengers. In a train change from Barcelona to Valence TGV, free WiFi and socket is offered to passengers to keep them connected. For the journey, the train offers a standard non-reclining seat for the flexible and the semi flexible options. For travelers seeking to see more and enjoy different experiences along the way, one should be more flexible and opt for connecting and slower trains.

Barcelona to Rome trains: services on board

The whole journey on trains from Barcelona to Rome may include a couple of changes. In each train change, amenities may vary. However, some of the facilities that are bound to make your travelling easier may include free WiFi, electrical sockets, and free bike compartments

How to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Rome

In order to get the best deals on trains from Barcelona to Rome, passengers can book their tickets in advance. Train stations issue tickets three months in advance. Similarly, opting for the flexible travel plans, and connecting trains may reduce the fares significantly.

Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Rome

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy?

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

Can I enter Italy from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rome, Italy?

All travellers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 15/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Barcelona and Rome as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Spain from Italy by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Rome to Barcelona is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from Italy?

Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Rome?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 16/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Rome to Barcelona train here.

What is the distance between Barcelona and Rome via train?

You should expect to travel around 533 miles (859 km)  from Barcelona to Rome by train.

Which train station from Barcelona to Rome do I depart from? Which Rome train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

Some of the Barcelona train stations to Rome you can start your journey from include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Rome include Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Roma Termini.

Where is the train station in Barcelona? Where is the train station in Rome?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Roma Termini, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

How many trains are there between Barcelona and Rome a day?

The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Rome is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your journey to Rome.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+34 934956020
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17