There are 6 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 36 min

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

$44 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Barcelona City Center Ouibus

$40 - $55

4 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 41 min

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

$72 - $281

Train  •  11 h 53 min

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

$201 - $331

Train, bus  •  22 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Barcelona

$93 - $153

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Zürich to Barcelona 663.7 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 17 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Barcelona is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Zürich to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Barcelona City Center. Services depart every three hours, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 25 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 Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 53 min.

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

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Zürich to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Barcelona via Genève, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 11 h 53 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators

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