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

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$54 - $217

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Night bus, train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Geneva N788 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 1 / ...

$53 - $125

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH) BCN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$117 - $377

Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$103 - $342

Train, bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Figueres Ir
  2. Take the bus from Figueres to Perpignan 661
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  5. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  6. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 1 / ...

$167 - $273

Bus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Bellaterra to Genf Busbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome RegioJet

$86 - $111

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lausanne 514.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Lausanne is to night bus and train which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 11 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Ronda Sant Pere-Pl de Catalunya and arriving at Lausanne, park.Velodrome via Av Meridiana - Pl de Mossèn Clapés, Barcelona Bellaterra and Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Lausanne is 673 km. The road distance is 822.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lausanne without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 33 min and costs 140€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Barcelona to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Lausanne bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Barcelona Bellaterra station.

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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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Barcelona to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lausanne, park.Velodrome station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Lausanne is 823 km. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from Barcelona to Lausanne.

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  • Distance: 420.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Lausanne via Pl de Mossèn Clapés, Av Meridiana - Pl de Mossèn Clapés, Vila Centre, Barcelona Bellaterra, Genf Busbahnhof, and Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere in around 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
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
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 P.Gracia to Figueres
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $28
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 Perpignan to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Figueres to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Figueres to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Figueres to Perpinyà (Gare TGV - St. Assiscle)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
sagales.com
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
$80 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
Night bus from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Night bus from Barcelona City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus

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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 395+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $92 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 1€ - 7€.

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