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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich 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 Zurich  •  4 h 40 min

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

$52 - $257

7 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 51 min

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

$72 - $282

Train inOui TGV  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$235 - $309

Train SNCF  •  11 h 53 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

$194 - $305

Bus Domo Reisen  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Flughafen to Barcelona Bellaterra

$105 - $146

Bus Eurolines DE  •  19 h 21 min

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

$79 - $114

Bus ALSA  •  45 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Barcelona

$120 - $200

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Zürich to Barcelona 663.7 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 19 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 45 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Mulhouse Ville, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 41 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Barcelona is 836 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11 h 41 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Zürich to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 230 - SFr 310 and takes 11 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 150 and takes 16 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 522.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Barcelona via Mulhouse Ville, Belfort-Montbéliard TGV, and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 11 h 41 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Belfort-Montbéliard TGV
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $19
1st Class
$25 - $35
Train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $250
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Zürich Flughafen to Barcelona Bellaterra
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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
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 Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
45 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
alsa.com

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

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

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Zürich to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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

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

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Book your Zürich to Barcelona train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Zürich to Barcelona bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3443+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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