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Milan to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 21h 31m to travel from Milan to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 451 miles (726 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Milan to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $117.97 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 33m
Price$117.97 - $555.18
Distance451 miles (726 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Milan to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Barcelona for Tuesday Jan 26th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:00 19:33 13h 33m, 2 changes
11:46 12:54 25h 8m, 5 changes
14:40 14:54 24h 14m, 5 changes
15:02 14:54 23h 52m, 6 changes
20:05 16:53 20h 48m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Barcelona

Train tickets from Milan to Barcelona start at $117.97 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $330.35.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$178.59
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$214.06
on the day
avg. single price$330.35

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 Milan to Barcelona 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Milan to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Barcelona? 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 Milan to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Barcelona is 21 hours and 31 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 Milan and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Barcelona is 13 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Barcelona can start from as little as $117.97 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 Milan to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan to Barcelona. Travelling from Milan to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Milan to Barcelona leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Barcelona leaves at 20:05. 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 Milan and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Barcelona cover a distance of around 451 miles (726 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Milan.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/26/2021. 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 01/18/2021 for travel on 04/09/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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