How to travel from Zurich to Barcelona

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from Zurich to Barcelona

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

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The best way to travel from Zurich to Barcelona is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Zurich Airport (ZRH)
11:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Zurich Airport (ZRH)
11:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Zurich Airport (ZRH)
08:50AMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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01:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
1 transfer
10:20AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
2 transfers
12:15PMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants
2 transfers
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
08:05PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
1 transfer
Air Mercury
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
06:20PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
1 transfer
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
11:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Zurich and Barcelona

distanceDistance518 miles (835 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range- $52
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $52 (€45) • 15 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $53 (€46) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling Airlines or SNCF | TGV INOUI

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

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Find the best journey from Zurich to Barcelona with Iberia, Alsa and Air Europa. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Renfe AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish railway company Renfe with trains between Zurich and Barcelona. It is one of the most popular train services in Spain, connecting major cities across the country. The AVE trains are some of the fastest in Europe, reaching speeds of up to 310 km/h. They offer a comfortable and convenient way to travel, with spacious seating, air conditioning, and onboard entertainment. Renfe AVE offers several types of trains, including the AVE S-100, AVE S-112, AVE S-130, and AVE S-120. The AVE S-100 is the fastest, while the AVE S-120 is the most luxurious. Passengers can choose from a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe AVE include Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Seville, and Barcelona to Valencia.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Air France is France's leading airline offering flights within and outside Europe; you can choose different ticket types for your travel to Barcelona from Zurich including: Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Flex, Premium Economy and Business.

        FAQs: Travel from Zurich to Barcelona

        FAQs: 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.

        There are 2 ways to get from Zurich to Barcelona: bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $52 (€45).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Zurich to Barcelona:

        A bus is () less than a ferry for this journey with tickets for a ferry from Zurich to Barcelona costing on average ().

        Taking a bus costs $1 (€1) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $53 (€46) for the same trip.

        A bus is () less than a train with an average ticket price of () from Zurich to Barcelona.

        The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

        Other travel options to Barcelona take longer:

        Bus takes 15 h 45 min on average.

        The distance from Zurich to Barcelona is approximately 518 miles (835 km).

        The average frequency per day from Zurich to Barcelona is:

          However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Zurich and Barcelona as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

          • Most travelers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport.
          • Most travelers board their train from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Barcelona.

          The following travel companies offer services from Zurich to Barcelona:

          • Travel with Alsa, FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Barcelona by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Zurich to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $52 (€45).
          • Vueling Airlines, SWISS, Air Baltic, Lufthansa, Iberia, Air Europa, Edelweiss Air, LAER, easyJet, Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or Air Nostrum can get you to Barcelona by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling Airlines from Zurich to Barcelona for $53 (€46) on Omio.

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

          • Direct bus with.
          • Direct services by ferry with.
          • Direct flight with Vueling Airlines, SWISS or Air Baltic.
          • Take a direct train with.

          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 to Barcelona from Zurich.

          Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Barcelona don't make Barcelona their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Barcelona are Madrid, Paris, Valencia, Seville or Zaragoza, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to any of these top destinations today!
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