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

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Recommended option

Fly from Geneva  •  4h 6m

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

58€ - 168€

Cheapest option

Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6h 41m

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

53€ - 217€

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 24m

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

64€ - 200€

Bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN

74€ - 202€

Fly from Basel  •  4h 24m

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

62€ - 236€

Train  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

158€ - 258€

Bus  •  19h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Airport to Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras Costa Blanca-Express
  2. Take the bus from Vila Seca to Barcelona

Drive  •  10h

  1. Drive from Zürich to Barcelona 1062.8 km

110€ - 170€

Switzerland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Spain.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 230 and takes 4h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona is to fly. Taking this option will cost SFr 60 - SFr 190 and takes 4h 6m.

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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 13m.

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The distance between Switzerland and Barcelona is 772 km. The road distance is 1062.8 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 13m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m 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 6m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 290 and takes 12h 13m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 19h 8m.

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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 6m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain?

easyJet and Vueling Airlines fly from Geneva to Barcelona 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Barcelona via Zürich HB, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 12h 13m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
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 Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 350€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday 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€
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 340€
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€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
29€ - 290€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
10€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 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)
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)
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
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Giosy Tours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
terravision.eu
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Bergamo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Zurich Airport to Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
ExpressBus
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Vila Seca to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Barcelona is 1063 km. It takes approximately 10h to drive from Switzerland to Barcelona.

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

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ 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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