There are 12 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.

Recommended option

Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  13 h 50 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 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Brig Ec
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp 6-Y

$432 - $621

Cheapest option

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

$89 - $290

10 alternative options

Train via Strasbourg  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Offenburg to Interlaken Ost Ice

$309 - $476

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076
  3. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$94 - $152

Bus, train  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Center to Zurich Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$92 - $146

Bus ALSA  •  24 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Milano
  2. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bellinzona
  3. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$109 - $164

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

$92 - $347

Fly to Basel, train  •  10 h 42 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 Geneva, train  •  11 h 25 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 - $381

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  11 h 5 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  •  11 h 32 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

$107 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps is to bus and train which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 22 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 8 h 53 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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It takes approximately 13 h 50 min to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Milan, Milan, Castione, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 38 min.

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Swiss Alps via Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, Brig, Brig Bahnhofplatz, and Realp in around 13 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Swiss Alps via Milan, Milan, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 19 h 38 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 Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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 Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
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 Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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
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
Monday to Friday
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 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 20 min
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
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 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
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
SNCF
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)
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
Train from Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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 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 Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $210
Train from Valence TGV to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Trenitalia Eurocity
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 - $25
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
$23 - $40
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 - $85
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$35 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $85
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Center to Zurich
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Book at
eurolines.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
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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