Ferry from Italy to Barcelona

Ferry to Barcelona - Sculpture of cat in in the El Raval district of Barcelona.

Take the ferry from Italy to Barcelona for a wonderful crossing from the popular Italian ports to the Capital of Catalonia on the coast of northeastern Spain!

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a dream destination for visitors from all over the world. Whichever city you visit will enchant you with its beauty, uniqueness, antiquities and history.

You can start your journey by ferry from the port of Civitavecchia which is located near Rome. You will have the opportunity to visit the capital of Italy, with the unique historical center, from the time of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance with the Baroque buildings. Rome is a real museum as well as a modern city, with shopping streets, wonderful elegant shops from all the famous fashion brands, amazing restaurants and squares. Piazza Venezia, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Colosseum, Pantheon, Via Condotti and Vatican City with the museums and Capela Sistina are some of the most important attractions of Rome.

If you start your trip from Genoa city, the capital of Liguria, you will depart from one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean Sea. While in Genoa you can visit Garibaldi Palaces, a Unesco World Heritage Site, Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Piazza Matteotti with the church of Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, Doge’s Palace, now an exhibition center, National Gallery and Palazzo Reale. If you visit Porto Antico you can find the largest aquarium in Italy with all kinds of marine animals. Take a stroll to Piazza de Ferrari and Via Roma where you can see one of the largest Italian opera houses, the Teatro Carlo Felice.

Starting your ferry journey from Savona in Liguria you can explore on foot the city center with the colorful buildings and the narrow streets. Walk along the street Via Pia and Via Paleocapa with the arcades and most of Savona’s shops or visit the Priamar fortress, the landmark of Savona with the Archaeological and Petrini Museums. During the summer period theater and opera performances take place. One of the symbols of Savona is the Brandale Tower with the Palazzo degli Anziani and the Torretta, a small tower, part of the ancient defense walls of the city.

In the north west of Sardinia, in the province of Sassari there is the port town of Porto Torres, one of the most popular destinations in Italy. Located in the Gulf of Asinara, this wonderful town has many historical, cultural and natural interesting places to visit. The symbol of the city is the Aragonese Tower located at the tourist port. The Basilica of San Gavino which is the oldest church in Sardinia, the Archaeological Museum, the Roman Bridge are the sights you should not miss visiting. If you have more time you can visit the long Platamona beach with crystal clear sea and beautiful landscape.

Barcelona, situated on the coast of northeastern Spain is the capital of Catalonia. As a seaside city in the Mediterranean, it gathers a lot of tourists every year to visit the famous buildings of the architect Antoni Gaudi like the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (or La Pedrera) and Parc Güell. A visit to the medieval Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral of Barcelona and the picturesque squares with the local cafes should be part of your visit before boarding the ferry. Feel the rhythm of the city and stroll along the famous La Rampla from Catalonia Square to the port and the Barceloneta.

Organize your trip by ferry from any port of Italy to Barcelona Spain and book your tickets in advance through our updated website. With a few clicks you will receive your booking confirmation with all the information required for your boarding.

Italy to Barcelona ferry schedule

The Italy to Barcelona ferry schedule is arranged by the shipping companies with several weekly sailings depending on the port of departure and arrival and seasonality as follows:

  • Civitavecchia to Barcelona with 4 or 5 weekly crossings
  • Genoa to Barcelona with 2 or 3 weekly crossings
  • Savona to Barcelona with 2 or 3 weekly crossings
  • Porto Torres/Sardinia to Barcelona with 1 weekly crossing

Italy to Barcelona ferry time

The Italy to Barcelona ferry time depends on the port of departure, the shipping company and the weather conditions.
The crossing options are the following:

  • Civitavecchia to Barcelona ferry journey lasts 21 hours
  • Genoa to Barcelona ferry time is from 20h to 20h 30m
  • Savona to Barcelona boat trip lasts 20h 30m
  • Porto Torres/Sardinia to Barcelona ferry trip lasts 14h 15m

Italy to Barcelona ferry distance

The Italy to Barcelona ferry distance is calculated as follows according to the port of departure and arrival:

  • Civitavecchia to Barcelona ferry distance is 578 nautical miles or 1070 km
  • Genoa to Barcelona ferry distance is 348 nautical miles or 644 km
  • Savona to Barcelona ferry distance is 336 nautical miles or 622 km
  • Porto Torres/Sardinia to Barcelona ferry distance is 284 nautical miles of 525 km

Italy to Barcelona ferry type

Large, modern conventional ships operate the route from Italy to Barcelona, providing all the facilities for a safe and comfortable journey. Regular ferries have garages so you can travel with your car, camper, caravan or motorcycle. Lounges, bars and restaurants are at your disposal during the trip and a wide variety of accommodation options is available to choose from according to your needs and preferences. Economy seats, numbered business seats, inside and outside bed cabins can be reserved through our website in real time.

Useful tips for your trip

  • The ferry Italy Barcelona tends to be very popular, especially during the summer season, so the sooner you make your reservation the more accomodation options you will have
  • The Italian and Spanish ports are really crowded so arrange to be at the ferry terminal 2 hours before departure for check - in and embarkation
  • It is recommended to book a cabin for a more comfortable journey, especially if you are traveling overnight, like the Rome to Barcelona ferry
  • Visit our pages for Italy, Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Savona, Genoa and Porto Torres, to receive information about the places of interest and the available means of transport
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