There are 8 ways to get from Tarragona to Zürich by train, plane, 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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Train, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH) BCN - ZRH

$63 - $278

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Train, fly to Basel  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$80 - $303

Train, fly to Geneva  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB

$118 - $338

Train  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants R / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  5. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$216 - $330

Bus Domo Reisen  •  16 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Zürich Flughafen

$108 - $144

Bus Eurolines DE  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Freiburg
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 207 / ...

$86 - $121

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Zurich

$110 - $170

Drive  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Zürich 703.5 miles

$140 - $220

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarragona and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Tarragona to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Tarragona and arriving at Zürich HB via Barcelona Sants Station, Valence TGV, Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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The distance between Tarragona and Zürich is 905 km. The road distance is 1125.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 13 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Tarragona to Zürich, including transfers.

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Tarragona to Zürich bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Tarragona station.

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Tarragona to Zürich train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Tarragona station.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Zürich is to train which takes 13 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 39 min.

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

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Tarragona to Zürich bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Tarragona to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 565.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Tarragona, Spain and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Tarragona to Zürich via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 13 h 42 min. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Tarragona to Zürich twice a week. Tickets cost $95 - $120 and the journey takes 15 h 5 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Tarragona to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
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 Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tarragona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com

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Tarragona to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarragona to Zürich is 1126 km. It takes approximately 10 h 46 min to drive from Tarragona to Zürich.

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

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