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

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Fly to Basel

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL)

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville

Bus via Mulhouse

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Mulhouse

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Conex Barcelona to Basel

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Geneva
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Basel

Barcelona to Basel by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Basel is around 10h 31m and covers a distance of around 1083 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 37m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui and SNCF, the Barcelona to Basel train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Basel St Johann. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
10h 31m Average Duration
SFr 110 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Switzerland from Spain

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Spain

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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Basel is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Basel is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to Spain from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Basel is to bus via Mulhouse which costs €60 - €90 and takes 14h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Basel is to fly which costs €35 - €250 and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Conex Barcelona and arriving at Basel. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 43h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Basel. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Basel St Johann via Lyon Part Dieu and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 31m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Basel is 809 km. The road distance is 1047.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Basel without a car is to train which takes 10h 31m and costs €110 - €200.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Barcelona to Basel, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Basel bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Conex Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Basel train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Basel is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs €35 - €250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €110 - €200 and takes 10h 31m, you could also bus via Mulhouse, which costs €60 - €90 and takes 14h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Basel.
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  • Distance: 808.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Vueling Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Basel via Lyon Part Dieu and Mulhouse Ville in around 10h 31m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 85
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Rail 1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 18 - SFr 25
1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Conex Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
43h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 210
Website
ALSA
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Night bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 27
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Barcelona to Basel bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Basel station.

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Barcelona to Basel train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Mulhouse Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Basel is 1047 km. It takes approximately 9h 39m to drive from Barcelona to Basel.

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Vueling Airlines, KLM, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Basel Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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