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

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 38m

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

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 5m

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

Train via Geneva  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Hb Ic5 / ...

Train  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse to Zürich Hb Tgv

Bus, train  •  17h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord to Basel SBB N872
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zürich Hb Ir36 / ...

Bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord to Zürich BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

Drive  •  10h

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zürich 1062.9 km

Barcelona to Zürich by train

7 Weekly Trains
10h 56m Average Duration
SFr 148 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to bus and train which costs €110 - €180 and takes 17h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs €65 - €490.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord and arriving at Zürich. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 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 Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 56m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zürich is 836 km. The road distance is 1062.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zürich without a car is to train via Geneva which takes 10h 56m and costs €150 - €300.

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

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Barcelona to Zürich bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, depart from Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona to Zürich train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs €65 - €490. Alternatively, you can train via Geneva, which costs €150 - €300 and takes 10h 56m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €270 and takes 17h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 835.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Zürich via Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, and Genève in around 10h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 470
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 470
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 900
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 850
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Zürich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Train from Genève to Zürich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 220
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
Train from Mulhouse to Zürich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Rail 1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Rail 1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 80
TGV inOui
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 65
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 110
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
https://www.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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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Barcelona to Zürich bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, arrive at Zürich 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 1063 km. It takes approximately 10h to drive from Barcelona to Zürich.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €1 - €3.

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