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

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Train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Neuchâtel Ic5 / ...

SFr 130 - SFr 218

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 12m

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

SFr 72 - SFr 214

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Bus  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Lausanne P+R
  3. Take the bus from Lausanne Train Station to Neuchâtel, Rue des Beaux-Arts

SFr 76 - SFr 97

Drive  •  8h 27m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Neuchâtel 908.2 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Olten to Neuchâtel

SFr 82 - SFr 243

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 31m

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

SFr 91 - SFr 224

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Neuchâtel

SFr 91 - SFr 372

Barcelona to Neuchâtel by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Neuchâtel is around 10h 9m and covers a distance of around 942 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 9m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Barcelona to Neuchâtel train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Neuchâtel. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 9m
Fastest train time:
10h 9m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
SFr 130
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
08:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Neuchâtel train schedules

Spain → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Neuchâtel is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Neuchâtel is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Neuchâtel is 2 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Neuchâtel is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 14h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Neuchâtel is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 200€ and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Neuchâtel. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Neuchâtel, Rue des Beaux-Arts via Grenoble, Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome and Lausanne Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Neuchâtel. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Neuchâtel via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 52m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Neuchâtel is 729 km. The road distance is 908.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Neuchâtel without a car is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Barcelona to Neuchâtel, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Neuchâtel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Neuchâtel is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 14h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Neuchâtel.
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  • Distance: 729.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 52m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Neuchâtel via Lyon Part Dieu and Genève in around 9h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Neuchâtel via Grenoble, Lausanne P+R, Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome, and Lausanne Train Station in around 14h 58m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 120
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 110
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 250
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

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
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
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 Gallarate to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Neuchâtel
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lausanne Train Station to Neuchâtel, Rue des Beaux-Arts
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
ExpressBus

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Barcelona to Neuchâtel bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Neuchâtel, Rue des Beaux-Arts station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Neuchâtel is 908 km. It takes approximately 8h 27m to drive from Barcelona to Neuchâtel.

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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 52+ hotels available in Neuchâtel. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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