How to travel from Barcelona to Basel

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from Barcelona to Basel

You can get from Barcelona to Basel by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
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To get from Barcelona to Basel on Feb 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h55 08:40PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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06:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h55 08:40PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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09:45AMBarcelona El Prat Airport7h45 05:30PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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06:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport4h25 10:25AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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06:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport11h30 05:30PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Basel

distanceDistance501 miles (808 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $290
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 14 h 52 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $290 (€250) • 5 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or KLM Cityhopper

Travel 501 miles (808 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Barcelona and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or KLM Cityhopper among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Barcelona to Basel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Basel

Travel Tips: Travel to Basel 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 Barcelona to Basel.
FAQs

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Basel from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel, Switzerland from Barcelona?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Barcelona to Basel closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Switzerland?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 1/9/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Barcelona from Basel.

You can travel to Basel from Barcelona 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Basel from Barcelona is by taking a train with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Basel:

A train is $86 (€74) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Barcelona to Basel costing on average $91 (€78).

Taking a train is usually $285 (€246) less than taking a flight to Basel, which costs on average $290 (€250) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Basel is by flight with an average journey time of 5 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Basel that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 19 h 30 min.

In comparison, getting to Basel by train can take on average 14 h 52 min.

Basel is approximately 501 miles (808 km) away from Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Basel is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Basel from Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Basel:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Barcelona to Basel depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers take a train from Barcelona Sants to Basel SBB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Basel:

  • You can go to Basel from Barcelona by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $91 (€78) with Flixbus from Barcelona to Basel on Omio.
  • You can go to Basel from Barcelona by plane with KLM Cityhopper. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $290 (€250) with KLM Cityhopper from Barcelona to Basel on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Basel don't make Basel their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Basel are Paris, Zurich or Milan, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Basel to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Barcelona to Basel, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $91 (€78) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $290 (€250) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $5 (€4) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Basel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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