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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 12m

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

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Bus  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Barcelona N788 / ...

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 21m

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

Train  •  7h 49m

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

Train, bus  •  15h 2m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter
  2. Take the bus from Chambery Bus Station to Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station Sofia Central Bus Station - Sevilla Coach Station / ...

Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Barcelona 786.4 km

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The cost-effective way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to bus, which costs SFr 22 - SFr 85 and takes 15h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 230 and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. 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 49m.

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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 49m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m 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 12m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 180 and takes 7h 49m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 22 - SFr 85 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 12m

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

easyJet 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 49m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €280
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
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
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Chambery Bus Station to Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ginebra to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
ALSA
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Blablabus

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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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Book your Geneva to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 1021+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at €100 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 35.

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