There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN) GVA - BCN

$37 - $186

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Bus ALSA  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Barcelona N788 / ...

$29 - $80

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN

$74 - $232

Train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave

$117 - $167

Bus Domo Reisen  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneve to Barcelona Bellaterra

$82 - $104

Bus via Montpellier  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Montpellier
  3. Take the bus from Montpellier to Barcelona

$58 - $81

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Barcelona 490.4 miles

$100 - $150

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Barcelona is 623 km. The road distance is 784.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 8 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Geneva to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Geneva to Barcelona bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Geneve station.

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Geneva to Barcelona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 7 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Geneva to Barcelona bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Barcelona Bellaterra station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 389.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet, Swiss and Vueling Airlines fly from Geneva to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Barcelona via Lyon Part Dieu in around 8 h 7 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Geneve to Barcelona Bellaterra
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Gare to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
eurolines.ch
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ginebra to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Ouibus

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Geneva to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Barcelona is 785 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Geneva to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Barcelona bus tickets online with Busbud, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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