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There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, night 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.

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 34 min

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

$75 - $287

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Bus ALSA  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Berne/Neufeld to Barcelona

$55 - $90

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 37 min

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

$85 - $315

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 10 min

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

$78 - $258

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

$109 - $315

Train  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave

$165 - $252

Bus Domo Reisen  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Barcelona Bellaterra

$89 - $113

Train, night bus  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Geneva to Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona N788

$104 - $174

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Barcelona 588.3 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Barcelona is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 90 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 290 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berne/Neufeld and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Gare de Genève and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 18 min.

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The distance between Bern and Barcelona is 748 km. The road distance is 941.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10 h 18 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Bern to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Bern to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Berne/Neufeld station.

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Bern to Barcelona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Barcelona is to train which takes 10 h 18 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 120 and takes 13 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 467.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Barcelona via Genève, Gare de Genève, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 10 h 18 min. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Bern to Barcelona 4 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $110 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Bern to Barcelona Bellaterra
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Berne/Neufeld to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Geneva to Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Barcelona is 941 km. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Bern to Barcelona.

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

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