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  •  4h 27m

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

37€ - 236€

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Fly from Basel  •  4h 39m

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

33€ - 214€

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 45m

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

45€ - 218€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

47€ - 267€

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 to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6h 46m

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

51€ - 268€

Train  •  12h 10m

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

178€ - 304€

Bus  •  17h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Mulhouse
  2. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N1720 / ...

68€ - 95€

Drive  •  10h 2m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Barcelona 1062 km

120€ - 180€

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 39m.

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

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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, Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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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 12h 10m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m 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 4h 27m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 330 and takes 12h 10m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 17h 48m.

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

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 771.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet, Swiss and Vueling Airlines fly from Geneva to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Barcelona via Zürich HB, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 12h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 150€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
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 Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
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€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 95€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
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 Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
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€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Renfe SNCF
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
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eurolines.ch
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 Mulhouse to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Barcelona is 1062 km. It takes approximately 10h 2m to drive from Switzerland to Barcelona.

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

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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 Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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