How to travel from Zurich to Barcelona

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from Zurich to Barcelona

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

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flight

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

08:35PMZurich Airport1h40 10:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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1561One-way
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08:35PMZurich Airport1h40 10:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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1561One-way
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07:30AMZurich Airport5h20 12:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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3471One-way
11:55AMZurich Airport7h20 07:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
3671One-way
11:10AMZurich Airport5h25 04:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
4581One-way

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Travel Information from Zurich to Barcelona

distanceDistance518 miles (835 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $198
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 21 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $198 (€181) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 518 miles (835 km) from Zurich to Barcelona. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Barcelona.

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Travel Tips: Travel 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.
FAQs

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Barcelona from Zurich.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Barcelona restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Zurich and Barcelona. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Zurich and Barcelona is by taking a train with an average price of $4 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is generally $20 (€18) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $24 (€22) from Zurich to Barcelona.

Taking a train is usually $194 (€177) less than taking a flight to Barcelona, which costs on average $198 (€181) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Barcelona is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by bus can take on average 19 h 50 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 21 h 3 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Barcelona is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Barcelona from Zurich 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 from Zurich to Barcelona:

  • Buses most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly leave from Zurich Airport and tend to arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains from Zurich to Barcelona most often leave from Zürich HB and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Barcelona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Vueling can take you to Barcelona by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Zurich to Barcelona for $198 (€181).

Yes, there are direct services available from Zurich to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with Vueling.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Barcelona as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Zurich and Barcelona.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Barcelona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $24 (€22) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $198 (€181) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $4 (€4) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Barcelona 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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