There are 3 ways to get from Barcelona to Geneva by 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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Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve 7-Y / ...

$117 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus / ...

$30 - $80

1 alternative option

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Geneva 474.8 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Geneva is to bus which costs 25€ - 70€ and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Geneva is to drive which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Geneva is 623 km. The road distance is 759.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Barcelona to Geneva, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona City Center and arriving at Geneva - Bus station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Geneve via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Geneva via Lyon Part Dieu in around 7 h 42 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Barcelona to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 12 h 25 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
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
Bus operators
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 Barcelona City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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