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

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 34m

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

33€ - 223€

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 54m

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

74€ - 272€

Train  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

79€ - 199€

Bus via Mulhouse  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N1720 / ...

61€ - 89€

Train, bus  •  18h 40m

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Freiburg 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Barcelona Sants

Bus  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Barcelona

80€ - 120€

Drive  •  9h 39m

  1. Drive from Basel to Barcelona 1046.1 km

120€ - 180€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 34m.

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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 20h 25m.

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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 Mulhouse Ville and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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The distance between Basel and Barcelona is 809 km. The road distance is 1046.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10h 15m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m 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 inOui, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 34m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 220 and takes 10h 15m, you could also bus via Mulhouse, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 15h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 808.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Basel to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Barcelona via Mulhouse Ville and Lyon Part Dieu in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Renfe SNCF
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Mulhouse to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
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. 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 Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Barcelona is 1046 km. It takes approximately 9h 39m to drive from Basel to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Basel to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Basel to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ 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 SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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