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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Zermatt by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  12h 19m

  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 Visp Re

SFr 170 - SFr 308

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BCN - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Visp

SFr 86 - SFr 331

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Bus  •  22h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Turin N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Porta Susa to Verrès Autostazione 294

SFr 89 - SFr 175

Night bus, train  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Geneva N788
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp Ir90 / ...

SFr 121 - SFr 214

Drive  •  10h 14m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Zermatt 930 km

SFr 110 - SFr 160

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 41m

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

SFr 125 - SFr 304

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH) BCN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

SFr 144 - SFr 362

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

SFr 115 - SFr 324

Fly to Basel, train  •  9h 10m

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

SFr 142 - SFr 404

Fly to Turin, train  •  10h 40m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Visp

SFr 133 - SFr 491

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zermatt is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zermatt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zermatt is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zermatt is to bus which costs 80€ - 160€ and takes 22h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Zermatt is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 110€ - 280€ and takes 8h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Zermatt via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 19m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Zermatt is 683 km. The road distance is 930 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 12h 19m and costs 150€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 12h 19m to get from Barcelona to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Zermatt is to train which takes 12h 19m and costs 150€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 160€ and takes 22h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 682.9 km
  • Duration: 12h 19m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Zermatt via Lyon Part Dieu, Genève, and Visp in around 12h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Zermatt via Turin, Torino - Porta Susa, Verrès, and St. Jacques in around 22h 51m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 380
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 300
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 550
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 320
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 260
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 190
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - 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
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 Gallarate to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Train from Milano Centrale to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Trenitalia

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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Turin
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
alsa.com
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 to Turin
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Turin
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 11
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Zermatt is 930 km. It takes approximately 10h 14m to drive from Barcelona to Zermatt.

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