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

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Fly Zurich to Barcelona  •  4 h 40 min

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

$52 - $257

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Fly Zurich to Valencia  •  4 h 36 min

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

$82 - $293

Fly Zurich to Madrid  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Madrid (MAD) ZRH - MAD

$64 - $234

Fly Zurich to Malaga  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Malaga (AGP) ZRH - AGP

$78 - $312

Train to Basel, fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 46 min

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

$72 - $282

Train to Basel, fly to Madrid  •  6 h 6 min

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

$84 - $279

Train  •  14 h 49 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 - $381

Bus  •  26 h 30 min

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

$125 - $202

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 Zürich to Spain is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Spain is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 300 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Spain. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Cibeles via Intercambiador De Avenida De América. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 30 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Spain is 1297 km. The road distance is 1652.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Spain without a car is to train which takes 14 h 49 min and costs SFr 270 - SFr 380.

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

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Zürich to Spain bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Spain is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 270 - SFr 380 and takes 14 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 210 and takes 26 h 30 min.

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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 Spain bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Madrid Avenida de América station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Spain.
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  • Distance: 810.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Spain?

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Madrid via Basel SBB, Avignon TGV, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 14 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
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 Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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
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
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Spain is 1652 km. It takes approximately 15 h 38 min to drive from Zürich to Spain.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich 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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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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