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

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Fly to Geneva  •  4h 18m

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

SFr 45 - SFr 305

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Fly to Basel  •  4h 32m

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

SFr 45 - SFr 575

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 39m

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

SFr 61 - SFr 309

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 52m

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

SFr 68 - SFr 387

Train  •  11h 5m

  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 Zürich HB 5 / ...

SFr 168 - SFr 291

Bus  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Mulhouse N1720
  2. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, Basel Euroairport FR to Zurich 108 / ...

SFr 72 - SFr 93

Drive  •  10h 3m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zürich 1062 km

SFr 130 - SFr 190

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Switzerland

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Switzerland

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Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 18h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 4h 18m.

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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 5m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Switzerland is 772 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 11h 5m and costs 150€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m 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 18m and costs 40€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 280€ and takes 11h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 18h 9m.

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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 18m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Switzerland?

Swiss, easyJet and Vueling 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 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 310
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 210
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 220
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 900
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 900
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 480
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 480
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 490
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 290
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 440
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 180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 850
Train operators
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
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.

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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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
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
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, Basel Euroairport FR to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Switzerland is 1062 km. It takes approximately 10h 3m to drive from Barcelona to Switzerland.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 704+ hotels available in Switzerland. 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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