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Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

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Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

Me and my partner will be travelling from Barcelona to Rome in late July this year we are keen to see places like Cannes Monaco and looking at staying in nice would u recommend train or hire car...

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1. Re: Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

One way car rental into another country carries a high surcharge.

Road distances check the route planner www.viamichelin.com

Trains Barcelona to South of France www.voyages-sncf.com

Trains Ventimiglia (border) to Rome www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for current train times

Flights Barcelona to Marseille or Nice www.vueling.com Nice to Rome www.easyjet.com

Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy.

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2. Re: Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

If you pick up a car in Spain and drop off in Italy, there will be a very significant one-way fee. Someone has to go to Italy and drive the car back to Spain, at your expense.

There is a fast TGV service from Barcelona to Marseille, at present with 1 train a day but likely to increase later this year. From Marseille, the fast trains run as far as Nice. There are local trains from Nice to Ventimiglia, and then Italian trains to Rome.

Obviously, you can stop wherever you want along the way but, as all the fast trains have seat reservations, you need a separate ticket for each journey.

For the best prices on on the fast trains, book direct with the operator as far ahead as possible. Tickets go on sale 3 months before travel in France, 4 months in Italy, and the cheapest tickets often sell out quickly. Discounted ticket prices keep going up as the travel date gets closer.

You can get train times and costs, and make bookings, at en.voyages-sncf.com/en but refuse any redirection to RailEurope, which may not list all the trains.

If you have trouble with voyages-sncf, www.capitainetrain.com is a private website which has the same prices.

You can get Italian train times and costs from www.trenitalia.com clicking on the UK flag to change to English and using the Italian names for towns

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3. Re: Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

Thanks so much also just wondering roughly planning on spending two weeks travelling from Barcelona to Croatia will that be enough?

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4. Re: Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

Two weeks would probably be enough, but it depends on what you find interesting, where you want to stay, and how much time you want to stay in these places.

Some people could do the journey in a few days; others would take many weeks.

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5. Re: Travelling from Barcelona to Rome

Is that two weeks just to get to Croatia, or including time in Barcelona and time in Croatia?. If the latter then no I don't think 2 weeks is anywhere near enough personally, especially as it seems Rome is included too, not just Barcelona, France, Northern Italy, Venice, Croatia (+/- a bit of Slovenia).

You can fly easyjet BCN to Nice too

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