Ferry to Barcelona

Autumn view of Basilica Of The Sagrada Familia In Barcelona, Spain
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Compare ferry routes to popular destinations like Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca and book your ferry to Barcelona today for an unforgettable Spanish adventure!

Barcelona is not only a metropolis; it is a sensory overload. Gaudi's architecture, such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, are breathtaking. Explore the colorful passageways of the Gothic Quarter, where historic buildings whisper history and charming businesses tantalize with one-of-a-kind products. As the sun sinks below the horizon, the city explodes with the infectious energy of an endless fiesta. Enjoy tapas filled with fresh seafood and local specialties while enjoying glasses of world-class Spanish wine with newfound friends. Barcelona promises an unforgettable journey, with each turn exposing a new adventure and every bite a celebration of life.

Barcelona is known for more than just its famous landmarks. Explore Gracia, a fashionable quarter filled with art galleries, odd shops and secret plazas. Get lost in the labyrinthine streets of Barceloneta, the city's old fishing neighborhood, where you can taste great seafood and feel like a local. Wander around Barceloneta Beach, bask in the Mediterranean sun, or climb Tibidabo Mountain for amazing panoramic views. Barcelona attracts a wide range of visitors, from art enthusiasts and foodies to history lovers and beachgoers. Come discover its hidden treasures and create lifelong memories!

Booking tickets ahead of time is highly suggested, especially during peak season (summer months) and on weekends.

When you arrive, follow the signs or ask port workers about your next steps within Barcelona. The subway, buses and cabs are all widely available. Please, check the "Transportation" tab for further details.

Popular ferry routes from Barcelona

From Balearic Islands

  • Ibiza to Barcelona: Several ferry companies operate this route, offering both normal and high-speed alternatives. The voyage usually takes around 7-8 hours, depending on the kind of vessel and sea conditions
  • Mallorca (Palma) to Barcelona: Several ferry companies operate on this route as well, providing both normal and high-speed ferry services. The voyage usually takes about 7-8 hours, depending on the type of ship
  • Menorca (Mahón/Ciutadella) to Barcelona: The itinerary normally takes between 7-9 hours. It is crucial to remember that the frequency of ferries might vary according on the time of year, with more alternatives available during the high summer months
  • Alcudia to Barcelona: The travel lasts around 7-8 hours
  • Formentera to Barcelona: The travel takes about 3 to 4 hours

From Italy

  • Genoa to Barcelona: The travel takes around 18-20 hours, depending on the ship service used. Ferries are outfitted with luxury facilities like as cabins, restaurants, and lounges to provide passengers with a pleasant and restful travel experience. Furthermore, some ferries include services such as onboard entertainment, stores, and outside deck spaces for passengers to enjoy the magnificent views while traveling
  • Rome (Civitavecchia) to Barcelona: Typically lasts roughly 20 hours. The itinerary for this route varies according on the boat operator and time of year. Generally, there are numerous departures every week, with some firms providing daily sailings during high season
  • Porto Torres to Barcelona: Approximately 10 to 12 hours, depending on the boat operator and the sort of service provided. Schedules for this route might vary according on the season, with more frequent departures during the summer and fewer departures during the winter

From Morocco

  • Nador to Barcelona: The boat journey from Barcelona to Nador normally takes 24 to 30 hours, depending on the ship company and route chosen. The timetables for this route can change, with some boats leaving in the evening and arriving the next day, while others may have varied departure and arrival timings. It is recommended to check our user-friendly booking portal for the most up-to-date schedule and length information, which might be subject to change
  • Tanger to Barcelona: It typically takes about 30 hours. When arranging a trip between two places, travelers should keep any potential time differences in mind

Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections from/to Barcelona. The biggest shipping companies announce the new ferry schedules from and to Barcelona by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!

Barcelona port

The long Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona, Spain

The Stazioni Marittime (Maritime Station) is located at Ponte Caracciolo and is the home of five passenger terminals, three serving ferry traffic and two for cruise traffic.

The ferry terminal "Descent Chiapella" is one of Europe's most advanced ferry terminals. Designed to meet the increasing travel requirements related to travel between the port of Barcelona and the Mediterranean islands, Morocco and Tunisia.

Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry connections to and from Palermo!

Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Palermo. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Palermo by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!

Depending on the ships in operation, check-in procedures may be carried out in the surrounding roads instead of inside the Ponte Caracciolo building (in both cases, one will take precedence over the other, both locations are not used at the same time.

Check-in procedures and passport control at Terminal Traghetti (port ticket office) for foot passengers.
For passengers with vehicles, the check-in procedure may be carried out in the surrounding roads leading to the operational areas.

How to access the port of Barcelona by car

The port of Barcelona is easily reachable by car from any direction you come from: once you have taken the Barcelona Ovest motorway exit, you must keep the left and go on for the centre. Then follow the signs leading to the BARCELONA PORTO.

How to access the port of Barcelona from the central railway station

The PIAZZA PRINCIPE railway station is about 10 minutes walking distance from the Terminal Traghetti.

You may take a taxi (2 minutes) for 5,00 Euro to the port or take one of the city bus lines (bus nr. 19).

How to get to Barcelona Port from Barcelona Airport

Cristoforo Colombo airport is about 10 km from Barcelona port. It is served by taxies (25,00 Euro approx.) and by the bus (nr. 100 dep. every 30 minutes), which takes you straight to BARCELONA PIAZZA PRINCIPE railway station (4,00 Euro). From there take a 10 min. walk to the Terminal Traghetti or take the city bus nr. 19.

For further details, please visit Barcelona Airport to port transportation.

Note: All above information for Barcelona Port was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Schedules, prices & availability to Barcelona by ferry

Park Guell Barcelona Spain image

With go-ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your prepaid ferry ticket. Ferry schedules may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability to Barcelona by ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry ticket to and from Barcelona at a price that fit your budget.

Complete the under bellow fields and click on "search" to find timetables and to compare the prices of all ferry companies that run from and to Barcelona port!

Book in advance your ferry to Barcelona

Arrange your ferry journey to Barcelona in advance

It is very important that you have organized your ferry from or to Barcelona in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets from/to Barcelona you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.

There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Barcelona. Here are some of the most important:

Pay for Hotel in Barcelona without using it!

During the high season in Barcelona, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel in Barcelona without having booked the ferry pass from/to Barcelona. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry from or to Barcelona!

Save time in Barcelona!

Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings from/to Barcelona, this allows you not only to secure your tickets but also to save time in Barcelona; besides receiving a service and attention of first.

Have a bigger choice of ferry tickets!

Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets from/to Barcelona, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip from or to Barcelona is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.

Find more ferry routes!

If you want to organize your trip from/to Barcelona, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Barcelona and the islands as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to Barcelona.

Get the best deal!

Ferry tickets from/to Barcelona can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking tickets from or to Barcelona up to 3-6 months in advance.

Feeling great having the ferry confirmation in your pocket!

You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation from/to Barcelona in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your tickets from or to Barcelona, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!

Accommodation options on the ferry

Book your ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Barcelona and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ride from or to Barcelona port.

About Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a fascinating city with Gaudí architecture, a vibrant lifestyle, and a warm Mediterranean climate. Here are a few must-see attractions that will make your vacation unforgettable:

Architectural marvels

  • Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterwork, the Sagrada Familia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and must-see. Be charmed by its unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs, and marvel at the intricate intricacies both inside and out. Booking ferry tickets in advance is typically suggested to prevent lengthy lines
  • Park Güell, a UNESCO universe Heritage Site, showcases Gaudí's fantastical universe. Explore the town's colorful mosaics, unique architecture and panoramic vistas at Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Discover Gaudí's architectural brilliance in Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, two classic masterpieces that showcase his creativity and attention to detail

Cultural delights

  • The Gothic Quarter: Wander through the interesting labyrinthine streets of Barcelona's old heart. Discover the Barcelona Cathedral, vibrant plazas like Plaça Reial and hidden gems buried away in little lanes
  • Flamenco show: Experience the passion and rhythm of Flamenco, a traditional Spanish dance genre. Enjoy a live flamenco show with expert dancers, guitarists and vocals
  • Picasso Museum: The Picasso Museum houses a substantial collection of Pablo Picasso's early works, allowing you to explore his inventive brilliance
  • La Boqueria Market: Take in the sounds and smells of Barcelona's most famous food market. Explore the colorful kiosks filled with sparkling veggies, local treats and cured meats

Relaxation & entertainment

  • Barceloneta Beach: Soak up the Mediterranean sun on Barcelona Beach, a famous swimming and sunbathing spot. Enjoy seaside cafés, eateries and a flourishing ecosystem
  • Take the funicular to Montjuïc, a peak with panoramic views of the city. Explore Montjuïc Castle, Olympic Park and tranquil gardens
  • Camp Nou: For football lovers, a trip to FC Barcelona's home stadium, Camp Nou, is essential. Take a stadium tour and view the surroundings of this renowned venue

Tips for your holidays in Barcelona

  • Purchase the Barcelona Pass for discounted entry to many sights and free public transportation
  • Consider purchasing tickets online sooner for popular sights such as the Sagrada Familia to avoid huge lineups
  • Barcelona is a pedestrian city, but for longer journeys, the metro system is quick and easy to manage
  • Embrace the calm pace of life in Barcelona, and delight in the colorful environment of this international metropolis
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