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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Zurich

distanceDistance518 miles (835 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Barcelona to Zurich cover the 518 miles (835 km) long route taking on average 23 h 36 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Zürich HB.

Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Zurich

Travel by train to Zurich 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 Zurich.

Is cross-border travel by train between Barcelona, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Barcelona and Zurich as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Spain from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is my return train into Barcelona from Zurich restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

The government of Spain 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 21/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Barcelona from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How many miles is it from Barcelona to Zurich by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Barcelona and Zurich via train to be approximately 518 miles (835 km).

How long is the train from Barcelona to Zurich?

The train time to Zurich from Barcelona is on average 23 h 36 min  for the 518 miles (835 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Zurich from Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station in Barcelona goes to Zurich? Which train station do I come into Zurich from Barcelona?

Some of the Barcelona train stations to Zurich you can start your journey from include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Zurich include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Zürich HB.

Where do I find the Barcelona train station to Zurich? Where is the Zurich train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Barcelona Sants, located approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city centre of Barcelona. The most popular arrival train station in Zurich, called Zürich HB, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city centre.

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

The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Zurich is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your journey to Zurich.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+34 934956020
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17

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