There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Genève
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Brig 90 / ...
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp 6-Y

$420 - $595

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$88 - $290

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Bus  •  20 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genoa, Genoa N728 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Biasca

$129 - $189

Drive  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Swiss Alps 706.8 miles

$140 - $220

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH) BCN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$99 - $345

Fly to Geneva, train  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

$128 - $376

Fly to Basel, train  •  10 h 37 min

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

$108 - $345

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Monza to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$94 - $367

Fly to Turin, train  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  4. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$103 - $355

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Biasca, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 14 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Swiss Alps is 769 km. The road distance is 1130.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 14 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 2 min to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 14 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Barcelona to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Biasca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Swiss Alps is 1131 km. It takes approximately 11 h 6 min to drive from Barcelona to Swiss Alps.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 480.7 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 2 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Swiss Alps via Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Genève, Geneve, Brig, Brig Bahnhofplatz, and Realp in around 14 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Swiss Alps via Genoa, Genoa, Genova - Stazione Marittima, Biasca, Biasca, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 20 h 14 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 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
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
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 Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$30 - $40
1st Class Ticket
$55 - $70
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$35 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $80
Trenitalia

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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $24
Bus operators
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 Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Biasca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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