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Trip Zurich Barcelona

Plan your trip by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Barcelona

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4 suggested routes to go from Zurich to Barcelona by flight, ferry, train, car, bus

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Barcelona
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Zurich
Lyon
Barcelona
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Zurich
Geneva
Barcelona
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Zurich
Palma (Mallorca)
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How to get from Zurich to Barcelona?

We are suggesting 4 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Barcelona. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Barcelona

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) with a distance of 519 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Zurich > Barcelona will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Barcelona (Barcelona-El Prat airport, IATA code: BCN) operated by Swiss International Airlines or Vueling Airlines.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Barcelona from Zurich without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Zurich-Lyon and Lyon-Barcelona.
You will board a coach of ALSA or FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Lyon bus station (1.3 mi from Lyon, France). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Lyon. Once arrived in Lyon, take another coach of FlixBus, Eurolines, ALSA or OUIBUS that will take you to Barcelona bus station (Catalonia Spain).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Zurich-Lyon will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Barcelona without changing trains. You can take the train Lyon-Barcelona and travel by bus to get to your final destination.
Trains TGV of SNCF to Barcelona leave from Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon. Arrival in Barcelona will take place at Barcelona-Sants station (1.7 mi from the city centre).
There is no direct crossing between Zurich and Barcelona, you will have to use another mean of transport (plane) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Palma (Mallorca)-Barcelona.
You will embark at the port of Palma de Mallorca at 1.9 mi from Palma (Mallorca) aboard a ship of Baleària or Acciona Trasmediterránea. The ferry will dock in the port of Barcelona at 1.1 mi from Barcelona. We advise you to show up at the port of Palma (Mallorca) for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Barcelona?

Airlines
Swiss International Airlines carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Darwin Airline flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Lyon (serving Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of Lyon to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Air Berlin ensures the flight routes from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Palma (Mallorca) (serving Palma Mallorca PMI airport) and from Palma Mallorca PMI airport situated 4.5 mi away from the city centre of Palma (Mallorca) to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Ryanair carries out a flight from Palma Mallorca PMI airport (located 4.5 mi from Palma (Mallorca), Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Royal Jordanian flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Geneva (arrival at Geneva-Cointrin International GVA airport)
Norwegian Air Shuttle schedules the flight from Palma Mallorca PMI airport (located 4.5 mi from Palma (Mallorca), Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Vueling Airlines ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Air Europa carries out a flight from Palma Mallorca PMI airport (located 4.5 mi from Palma (Mallorca), Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Bus companies
ALSA operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France) and between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon bus station at 1.3 mi from centre) and the city of Barcelona where the coach will drop you off at Barcelone Norte station situated at about 0.7 mi from Barcelona city centre.
FlixBus is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France) and between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon bus station at 1.3 mi from centre) and the city of Barcelona where the coach will drop you off at Barcelone Norte station situated at about 0.7 mi from Barcelona city centre.
The coach company Eurolines carries out the route from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Barcelone Norte (Catalonia Spain)
The network of OUIBUS includes a coach line between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon bus station at 1.3 mi from centre) and the city of Barcelona where the coach will drop you off at Barcelone Norte station situated at about 0.7 mi from Barcelona city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Lyon (208.2 mi)
Railway companies
SNCF provides a rail connection Lyon-Barcelona with the train TGV from Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station (1.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Barcelona-Sants at arrival (1.7 mi from centre)
SBB CFF FFS transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Geneva with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Genève Gare de Cornavin railway station ( Switzerland)
Ferry companies
The ships of Baleària ensure the maritime connection between the port of Palma de Mallorca and the one of Barcelona (Barcelona at 1.1 mi from the city)
The ferries of Acciona Trasmediterránea make the crossing between Palma (Mallorca) and Barcelona where they serve the ports of Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona respectively 1.9 mi and 1.1 mi distant from their city centre.

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Barcelona

When travelling from Barcelona to Zurich by plane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train, you might have to change at Grenoble, Lyon (France) Palma (Mallorca) located at 129 mi from Barcelona (Spain) Geneva 140 mi away from Zurich (Switzerland). If you have some time on your way to Barcelona or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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