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There are 10 ways to get from Switzerland to Spain by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly Geneva to Barcelona  •  4 h 30 min

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

$31 - $173

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Fly Basel to Barcelona  •  4 h 34 min

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

$39 - $222

Fly Zurich to Barcelona  •  4 h 45 min

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

$52 - $258

Fly Zurich to Valencia  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Valencia (VLC) ZRH - VLC

$82 - $294

Fly Geneva to Madrid  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

$42 - $210

Fly Milan Malpensa to Barcelona  •  5 h 22 min

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

$55 - $219

Train  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$274 - $382

Night bus, bus  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N106
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid 748

$101 - $174

Bus  •  27 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

$129 - $218

Drive  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Madrid 1032.7 miles

$210 - $320

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

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The distance between Switzerland and Spain is 1242 km. The road distance is 1652.3 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Spain without a car is to train which takes 14 h 59 min and costs SFr 270 - SFr 390.

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

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Spain is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 270 - SFr 390 and takes 14 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 220 and takes 27 h 32 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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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Spain is 1652 km. It takes approximately 15 h 38 min to drive from Switzerland to Spain.

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

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There are 327+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Spain.
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  • Distance: 776.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Spain?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Swiss fly from Geneva to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Madrid via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, Avignon TGV, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 14 h 59 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 Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Iberia
Website
iberia.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 Zurich to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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 Zurich to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 Zurich to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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
Flights from Zurich to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
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 Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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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