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How to travel from Barcelona to Naples by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Barcelona to Naples? Look no further.

You'll usually find 5 trains per day running between Barcelona and Naples, which usually take 23 hours to complete the 1015 km journey. It can take as little as 21 hours 39 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Naples from Barcelona, you'll just need to make 3 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, Frecciarossa or SNCF, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Barcelona to Naples if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $138.46. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Barcelona to Naples by train

It takes an average of 23h 0m to travel from Barcelona to Naples by train, over a distance of around 631 miles (1015 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Barcelona to Naples and tickets for this journey start from $138.46 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 21h 39m
PriceFrom $138.46
Distance631 miles (1015 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train10:33
Last train14:32
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationNaples
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsItabus, Trenitalia, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA, Union Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Italo, Marino

Barcelona to Naples train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Naples for Tuesday Dec 20th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:33 07:12 21h 39m, 6 changes
09:33 08:13 22h 40m, 4 changes
09:33 09:18 23h 45m, 3 changes
13:32 13:03 23h 31m, 7 changes
13:32 13:08 23h 36m, 6 changes
13:32 13:33 24h 1m, 4 changes

Intercity, Renfe-SNCF, Trenitalia and SNCF trains from Barcelona to Naples

You can travel from Barcelona to Naples on Intercity, Renfe-SNCF, Trenitalia and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Naples

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Naples starts at $138.46 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Barcelona to Naples by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Barcelona to Naples

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Naples? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Barcelona to Naples take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Naples is 23 hours and 0 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona and Naples by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Naples is 21 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Naples cost?

Train tickets from Barcelona to Naples can start from as little as $138.46 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Naples?

No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona to Naples. Travelling from Barcelona to Naples by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Barcelona to Naples leave?

The first train from Barcelona to Naples leaves at 10:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona to Naples leave?

The last train from Barcelona to Naples leaves at 14:32. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Barcelona and Naples by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Naples cover a distance of around 631 miles (1015 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Naples to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Naples for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/20/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/24/2023 for travel on 01/24/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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