There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 39m

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

43€ - 218€

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 59m

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

64€ - 279€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Barcelona (BCN) STR - BCN

112€ - 399€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 14m

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

105€ - 355€

Train  •  11h 43m

  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

180€ - 305€

Bus via Mulhouse  •  16h 45m

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

60€ - 81€

Train, bus  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Barcelona Sants

93€ - 135€

Bus  •  45h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Barcelona

200€ - 280€

Drive  •  10h 2m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Barcelona 1062 km

120€ - 190€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to bus via Mulhouse which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 16h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 39m.

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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 45h 55m.

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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 Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 43m.

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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 11h 43m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 39m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 330 and takes 11h 43m, you could also bus via Mulhouse, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 16h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 835.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

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

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Barcelona via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu in around 11h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 150€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
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€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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€ - 22€
Book at
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).

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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
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
45h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200€ - 280€
Website
alsa.com

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

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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 Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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

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

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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