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There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 30 min

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

$31 - $173

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Barcelona (BCN) BSL - BCN

$39 - $222

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Barcelona (BCN) ZRH - BCN

$52 - $258

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

$55 - $219

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 36 min

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

$74 - $232

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Barcelona (BCN) BGY - BCN

$52 - $290

Train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave

$191 - $310

Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord

$86 - $130

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Zürich to Barcelona 663.7 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 30 - SFr 180 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 30 - SFr 180 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Zürich HB, Genève and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 21 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Barcelona is 772 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12 h 21 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Switzerland to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Barcelona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 310 and takes 12 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Switzerland to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 482.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Swiss fly from Geneva to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Barcelona via Zürich HB, Genève, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 12 h 21 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Freiburg to Barcelona - Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
16 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
eurolines.de

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Barcelona is 1062 km. It takes approximately 10 h to drive from Switzerland to Barcelona.

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

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There are 3452+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 5.

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