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There are 9 ways to get from Swiss Alps to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, car or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Zurich, fly

  1. Take the train from Airolo to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Barcelona (BCN)

Cheapest option

Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly

  1. Take the train from Airolo to Bellinzona
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  4. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Barcelona (BCN)

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Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly

  1. Take the train from Airolo to Bellinzona
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  4. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train to Basel, fly

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

Train, train to Geneva, fly

  1. Take the train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the train from Brig to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train

  1. Take the train from Realp to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the train from Brig to Genève
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants

Train via Mulhouse

  1. Take the train from Airolo to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants

Drive, night bus, bus

  1. Drive from Swiss Alps to Sarnen, Bahnhof
  2. Take the night bus from Sarnen, Bahnhof to Basel EuroAirport
  3. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Barcelona

Drive

  1. Drive from Swiss Alps to Barcelona

Swiss Alps to Barcelona by bus and train

The journey time between Swiss Alps and Barcelona is around 15h 35m and covers a distance of around 1297 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 30m. Operated by Swiss PostAuto, Südostbahn, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Swiss Alps to Barcelona service departs from Gotthard Passhöhe and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
15h 35m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Swiss Alps to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 330 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Swiss Alps to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 330 and takes 8h 30m.

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The distance between Swiss Alps and Barcelona is 769 km. The road distance is 986.5 km.

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The best way to get from Swiss Alps to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 28m and costs SFr 240 - SFr 430.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Swiss Alps to Barcelona, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swiss Alps to Barcelona is 987 km. It takes approximately 10h 35m to drive from Swiss Alps to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Map of how to get from Swiss Alps to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 769.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 49m

What companies run services between Swiss Alps, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Swiss Alps to Barcelona via Realp, Brig Bahnhofplatz, Brig, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 13h 28m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €250
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €390
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €290
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €370
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€19 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Airolo to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Airolo to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Airolo to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Airolo to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €85
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€40 - €50
1st Class Ticket
€70 - €85
Train from Realp to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€35 - €45
1st Class Ticket
€60 - €75
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Andermatt to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €70
1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Brig to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€85 - €120
Renfe SNCF
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
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 Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
VBL
Phone
+41 41 369 65 65
Website
vbl.ch
Night bus from Sarnen, Bahnhof to Basel EuroAirport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
VBL
Schedules at
SBB
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mulhouse to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €60
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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