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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN) GVA - BCN

34€ - 116€

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Bus via Lyon  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station Geneva - Bus station > Geneva - Airport > Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 788 / ...

34€ - 90€

3 alternative options

Train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

114€ - 191€

Bus  •  16h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Barcelona

62€ - 105€

Drive  •  7h 17m

  1. Drive from Geneva Arena to Barcelona 788.5 km

85€ - 130€

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona is to bus via Lyon which costs SFr 35 - SFr 100 and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 130 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Arena to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord via Lyon, Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Arena to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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The distance between Geneva Arena and Barcelona is 625 km. The road distance is 788.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9h 5m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Geneva Arena to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona is to fly which takes 2h and costs SFr 35 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 210 and takes 9h 5m, you could also bus via Lyon, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 100 and takes 11h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Arena to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 624.8 km
  • Duration: 2h

What companies run services between Geneva Arena, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Swiss fly from Geneva Arena to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva Arena to Barcelona via Genève-Aéroport, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 9h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 160€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 140€
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
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 Geneva - Airport to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Ginebra to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Lyon to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Geneva Arena to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Arena to Barcelona is 788 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m to drive from Geneva Arena to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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