There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to French Alps by plane, shuttle, bus, train, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$54 - $197

Cheapest option

Fly to Turin, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Courmayeur

$42 - $218

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Fly to Lyon, bus  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to St-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet

$79 - $228

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Novara to Courmayeur

$57 - $229

Train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Annecy
  3. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$153 - $207

Bus  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Bellaterra to Genf Busbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504 / ...

$100 - $147

Night bus, bus  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona City Centre to Annecy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Ouibus

$50 - $66

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to French Alps 531.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The distance between Barcelona and French Alps is 622 km. The road distance is 850.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to French Alps without a car is to train which takes 10 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Barcelona to French Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to French Alps is to train which takes 10 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to French Alps is 850 km. It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to drive from Barcelona to French Alps.

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

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There are 1970+ hotels available in French Alps. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to French Alps.
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  • Distance: 388.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and French Alps, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to French Alps via Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Annecy, and St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 10 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to French Alps via Meridiana-La Sagrera, Barcelona, Vila Centre, Barcelona Bellaterra, Genf Busbahnhof, Geneva, and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in around 14 h 23 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to St-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Barcelona City Centre to Annecy
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin, Torino to Courmayeur
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Savda
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Barcelona Bellaterra to Genf Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Mont-Blanc to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
altibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Book at
eurolines.ch

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