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There are 8 ways to get from Interlaken to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 27m

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

96€ - 283€

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Train, night bus  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1
  3. Take the night bus from Geneva to Barcelona

85€ - 159€

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Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 36m

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

104€ - 291€

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 5m

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

104€ - 276€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Gallarate
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

103€ - 266€

Train  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève Ic1
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

130€ - 229€

Bus  •  21h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof 131
  2. Take the bus from Berne/Neufeld to Barcelona

Drive  •  9h 26m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Barcelona 1000.5 km

100€ - 160€

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Barcelona is to train and night bus which costs SFr 90 - SFr 180 and takes 14h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Interlaken to Barcelona is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost SFr 100 - SFr 320 and takes 6h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West, Bahnhof and arriving at Barcelona via Berne/Neufeld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Bern, Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Barcelona is 744 km. The road distance is 1000.5 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Interlaken to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Barcelona bus services, operated by STI Bus AG, depart from Interlaken West, Bahnhof station.

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

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Barcelona is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 743.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 27m

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Barcelona via Bern, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 11h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Barcelona via Bern, Bahnhof and Berne/Neufeld in around 21h 32m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 350€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
29€ - 290€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
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 Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Brig
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 28€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Interlaken West to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Train from Spiez to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
STI Bus AG
Phone
+41 33 225 13 13
Email
https://www.stibus.ch/kundenservice/Kontakt.php#wEmpty
Website
stibus.ch
Bus from Interlaken West, Bahnhof to Bern, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
STI Bus AG
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 Berne/Neufeld to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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
Night bus from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Barcelona is 1000 km. It takes approximately 9h 26m to drive from Interlaken to Barcelona.

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