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Trip Zurich Barcelona

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

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How to get from Zurich to Barcelona?

We are suggesting 42 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 (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-Milan and Milan-Barcelona.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Milan autostazione bus station (3.4 mi from Milan, Italy). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (0.8 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Milan. Once arrived in Milan, take another coach of FlixBus or ALSA that will take you to Barcelona bus station ( Spain).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Zurich-Milan will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane 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?

Bus companies
FlixBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Milan autostazione (Lombardy Italy) and between the city of Milan (serving Milan autostazione bus station at 3.4 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.
ALSA 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 OUIBUS carries out the route from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Barcelone Norte ( Spain)
The network of Eurolines 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.
Airlines
Alitalia carries out a flight from Linate LIN airport situated 4.2 mi away from the city centre of Milan to Barcelona (arrival at Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Swiss International Airlines flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Air Berlin schedules the following flights: from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Palma (Mallorca) (arrival at Palma Mallorca PMI airport) and from Palma Mallorca PMI airport (located 4.5 mi from Palma (Mallorca), Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Darwin Airline ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Lyon (arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Easyjet carries out a flight from Malpensa MXP airport (located 25.5 mi from Milan, Italy) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
Norwegian Air Shuttle flies on the route 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)
Royal Jordanian schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Geneva (serving Geneva-Cointrin International GVA airport)
Singapore Airlines ensures the flight route from Malpensa MXP airport situated 25.5 mi away from the city centre of Milan 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)
Vueling Airlines flies on the 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)
Ryanair schedules the flight from Palma Mallorca PMI airport (located 4.5 mi from Palma (Mallorca), Spain) to Barcelona (serving Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport)
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.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Milan (135.5 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)

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 Lyon (France) Palma (Mallorca) located at 129 mi from Barcelona (Spain) Milan 136 mi away from Zurich (Italy) Geneva situated at 140 mi 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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