There are 10 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  •  13h 36m

  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 Geneve to Brig Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp 4-Y

SFr 392 - SFr 590

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Bellinzona
  4. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

SFr 81 - SFr 348

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Bus  •  16h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Perpignan > Montpellier > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Milan
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to Airolo San Gottardo Sud Stalvedro Rest House Savona-Genua-Bern

SFr 183 - SFr 250

Bus, train  •  27h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Brescia, Brescia
  2. Take the train from Brescia to Bellinzona Ec
  3. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

SFr 110 - SFr 201

Drive  •  11h 6m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Swiss Alps 1154.6 km

SFr 140 - SFr 220

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 54m

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

SFr 94 - SFr 317

Fly to Geneva, train  •  11h 19m

  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

SFr 128 - SFr 438

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h 57m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 83 - SFr 341

Fly to Basel, train  •  10h 53m

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

SFr 102 - SFr 354

Fly to Turin, train  •  11h 39m

  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 Lugano
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 103 - SFr 568

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 320€ and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 300€ and takes 8h 54m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Swiss Alps is 769 km. The road distance is 1154.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 13h 36m and costs 360€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 13h 36m to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 13h 36m and costs 360€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 170€ - 240€ and takes 16h 47m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Swiss Alps is 1155 km. It takes approximately 11h 6m to drive from Barcelona to Swiss Alps.

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

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There are 168+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 769.1 km
  • Duration: 13h 36m

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 13h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Swiss Alps via Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia, Genoa Marittima, and Airolo San Gottardo Sud Stalvedro Rest House in around 16h 47m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 150
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 190
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 160
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 140
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 160
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 150
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 150
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 110
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 440
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 440
Flights from Barcelona to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 420
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 180
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 110
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 110
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 140
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 290
Flights from Barcelona to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 380
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
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 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 21 - 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
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 23
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
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 70
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 30 - SFr 40
1st Class Ticket
SFr 60 - SFr 70
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 80
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class Ticket
SFr 65 - SFr 80
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 Brescia to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Website
alsa.com
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to Airolo San Gottardo Sud Stalvedro Rest House
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
ExpressBus
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, Barcelona Nord to Brescia, Brescia
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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