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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Switzerland by plane, train, 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

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA)

Fly to Basel

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL)

Fly to Zurich

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH)

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Mulhouse
  2. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Zurich Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zürich

Barcelona to Switzerland by train

7 Weekly Trains
11h 16m Average Duration
SFr 164 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland is to bus which costs €60 - €85 and takes 17h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland is to fly which costs €40 - €220 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 16m.

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It is 772 km from Barcelona to Switzerland. It is approximately 1062.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 11h 16m and costs €170 - €290.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Barcelona to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs €40 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €290 and takes 11h 16m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €85 and takes 17h 16m.

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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 Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 771.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Switzerland?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Geneva every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Zürich via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève, and Zürich HB in around 11h 16m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 250
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 360
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 310
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 350
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 350
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 370
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 500
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 900
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 330
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
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 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Rail 1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 45
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 10
Website
TerraVision IT
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mulhouse to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Switzerland is 1063 km. It takes approximately 10h to drive from Barcelona to Switzerland.

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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 84+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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