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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Zürich 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 Zurich  •  4h 49m

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

$53 - $257

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$70 - $282

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB

$108 - $317

Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$208 - $342

Train  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$199 - $334

Bus Domo Reisen  •  16h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Bellaterra to Zürich Flughafen

$104 - $145

Bus Eurolines DE  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord to Freiburg
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 107 / ...

$82 - $116

Bus ALSA  •  45h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Zurich

$100 - $170

Drive  •  10h 1m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zürich 648.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to bus which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 19h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 4h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 45h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Zürich HB via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zürich is 836 km. The road distance is 1038.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 11h 24m and costs 180€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Barcelona to Zürich, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Zürich bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Zürich train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 49m and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 300€ and takes 11h 24m, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 16h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 522.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Zürich via Montpellier Saint-Roch, Lyon Part Dieu, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, Gare de Genève, and Genève in around 11h 24m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
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
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Barcelona Bellaterra to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
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 Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Barcelona to Zürich bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Zürich is 1038 km. It takes approximately 10h 1m to drive from Barcelona to Zürich.

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Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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