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

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Fly from Geneva  •  4h 27m

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

37€ - 236€

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 38m

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

94€ - 224€

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

110€ - 172€

Bus  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras Costa Blanca-Express
  2. Take the bus from Tarragona to Barcelona - Gran Via 618

Bus via Montpellier  •  13h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Montpellier 251
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Sants 640 / ...

48€ - 72€

Bus #2  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Barcelona N788

35€ - 90€

Drive  •  7h 17m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Barcelona 784.2 km

90€ - 130€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to bus via Montpellier which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 13h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 260 and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, 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 784.2 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 110 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m 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 27m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 190 and takes 7h 57m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 623.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

easyJet, Swiss and Vueling Airlines fly from Geneva to Barcelona every 4 hours. 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
35€ - 170€
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
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)
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
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
ExpressBus
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Tarragona to Barcelona - Gran Via 618
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
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 Geneva to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
65€ - 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 784 km. It takes approximately 7h 17m to drive from Geneva to Barcelona.

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

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

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Book your Geneva to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 2573+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ 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 10 - SFr 18.

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