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

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Fly from Geneva  •  4h 6m

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

€49 - €179

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Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Barcelona N788

€35 - €90

4 alternative options

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN

€95 - €184

Train  •  7h 57m

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

€97 - €130

Train, bus  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to Montélimar Ter
  2. Take the bus from Montelimar to Barcelona Nord Bcn4 / ...

Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Barcelona 786.4 km

€80 - €130

Geneva to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Barcelona is around 7h 25m and covers a distance of around 819 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 19m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and Renfe SNCF, the Geneva to Barcelona train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 25m
Fastest train time:
7h 19m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€109
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:30
Last train departs at:
12:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Barcelona train schedules

Switzerland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, India and South Africa
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 100 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 200 and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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The distance between Geneva and Barcelona is 623 km. The road distance is 786.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 7h 57m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Geneva to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Geneva 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 to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 150 and takes 7h 57m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 100 and takes 15h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 623.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

easyJet and Vueling Airlines fly from Geneva to Barcelona 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Barcelona via Lyon Part Dieu in around 7h 57m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €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)
Train from Annecy to Montélimar
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €140
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 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 Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Montelimar to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Barcelona is 786 km. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Geneva to Barcelona.

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

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There are 1723+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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