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Overview: Train from Zurich to Barcelona

distanceDistance518 miles (835 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Zurich to Barcelona cover the 518 miles (835 km) long trip with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Barcelona

Travel by train to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Barcelona.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Barcelona?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Barcelona, Spain by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/18/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Barcelona before traveling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Spain by train?

The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Barcelona is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Zurich from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/13/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Barcelona from Zurich by train?

You should expect to travel around 518 miles (835 km)  between Zurich and Barcelona by train.

Which train station from Zurich to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. In Barcelona you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Zürich HB   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Barcelona? Where is the train station in Barcelona located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Zürich HB, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Barcelona.

How many train services are there between Zurich and Barcelona a day?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Zurich to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your trip to Barcelona.