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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Lausanne by plane, train, bus, 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.

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5h 31m

  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  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Geneva N788 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$53 - $119

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 9m

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

$112 - $367

Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 17m

  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

$102 - $337

Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$148 - $237

Train  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$139 - $229

Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Bellaterra to Genf Busbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Lausanne K388 / ...

$81 - $113

Drive  •  7h 53m

  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 11h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 5h 31m.

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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 via Barcelona, Barcelona Bellaterra and Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Lausanne via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 18m.

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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 which takes 9h 18m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m 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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Barcelona to Lausanne train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lausanne is to train which takes 9h 18m and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 14h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 420.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Lausanne via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Lyon Part Dieu, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, Gare de Genève, and Genève in around 9h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Lausanne via Barcelona, Vila Centre, Barcelona Bellaterra, and Geneva in around 14h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
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 Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
9h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Geneva to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Barcelona City Centre to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com

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

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Barcelona to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Barcelona to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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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 430+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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