There are 6 ways to get from Basel to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 35 min

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

$39 - $222

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 56 min

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

$85 - $316

Train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$188 - $224

Bus Eurolines DE  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg 299 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord

$74 - $117

Bus ALSA  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Barcelona

$60 - $95

Drive  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Barcelona 653.8 miles

$130 - $200

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

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The distance between Basel and Barcelona is 809 km. The road distance is 1046 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Basel to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Basel to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 18 h 11 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Basel to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 505.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Basel to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Barcelona via Avignon TGV in around 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
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 Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Freiburg to Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
16 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
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 Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com

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Basel to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Barcelona is 1046 km. It takes approximately 9 h 38 min to drive from Basel to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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