There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 38 min

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

$53 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Center to Zurich Ouibus

$40 - $55

3 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$70 - $282

Train  •  10 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 Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$201 - $319

Drive  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zürich 648.9 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 17 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 45€ - 230€.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zürich is 836 km. The road distance is 1038 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Barcelona to Zürich, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona City Center and arriving at Zurich. Services depart every three hours, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 30 min.

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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 Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Zürich via Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, and Genève in around 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
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
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
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 Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
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 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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