|Distance||518 miles (835 km)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus or Eurolines France|
Buses from Barcelona to Zurich cover the 518 miles (835 km) long journey with our travel partners like Flixbus or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
You can travel by bus to Zurich from Barcelona with FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
While there are no direct services between Barcelona and Zurich, both Eurolines and Flixbus operate indirect services along the route. Flixbus offers three to four services on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while Eurolines operate one service on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays, with two on a Sunday. Whenever passengers decide to travel, there should be an option available. Journey times vary significantly depending on the route taken and the company passengers travel with. Some services can take up to 23 hours to complete the 665-mile route.
The Barcelona to Zurich route is operated by Flixbus and Eurolines. They alternate service days with Flixbus taking passengers on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Eurolines taking the remaining days and the weekend. All services are indirect, requiring one change.
The journey for Barcelona to Zurich varies depending on the time of travel and the wait at transfer stations. Flixbus advertises journey times of between 17 hours 30 minutes and 21 hours 30 minutes. Eurolines can complete the route in 18 hours 45 minutes on a Sunday, though during the week, the journey takes closer to 23 hours. Both companies offer a variety of routes, with different transfer stations available.
Each day, there is at least one departure between the two cities, though that number fluctuates. On a Monday and Tuesday, there are three departures, four on a Friday, while only one departure leaves Barcelona on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, with two on a Sunday.
Departure bus station: Buses depart from Barcelona Nord. The station was originally used for rail travel but was closed in 1972. The bus station has links to the Metro line 1 from the Arc de Triomf stop as well as buses and local trains. The station also has parking facilities for any passengers arriving by car.
Arrival bus station: All buses terminate at Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai. The bus station is located very close to the main rail station where passengers can make connections to further international travel, as well as local routes. The rest of the city, including the Old Town, is within easy walking distance as well.
Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/26/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Zurich from Barcelona before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Barcelona, Spain from Zurich is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Barcelona from Zurich closer to your date of departure here here.
There are a few bus stations in Barcelona to start your trip from including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants. In Zurich you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai), Zürich and Zurich, Hauptbahnhof.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center of Barcelona.
The most popular arrival bus station, Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai), is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center of Zurich.
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