How to get from Barcelona to Zurich

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from Barcelona to Zurich

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

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flight

To get from Barcelona to Zurich on 14 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:05Barcelona El Prat Airport1h45 21:50Zurich Airport
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£3681One-way
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20:25Barcelona El Prat Airport13h15 09:40Zurich Airport
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£3311One-way
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14:55Barcelona El Prat Airport1h45 16:40Zurich Airport
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£4921One-way
11:45Barcelona El Prat Airport5h55 17:40Zurich Airport
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£5011One-way
10:00Barcelona El Prat Airport4h20 14:20Zurich Airport
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£5181One-way

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Travel Information from Barcelona to Zurich

distanceDistance518 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £340
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 11 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £340 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 518 miles between Barcelona and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Swiss among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Barcelona to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Zurich

Travel 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.
FAQs

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, 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 03/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Zurich from Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Barcelona from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 28/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Barcelona from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Barcelona to Zurich: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Zurich. Tickets for a train cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A train is £2 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Barcelona to Zurich costing on average £5.

A train is £337 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Barcelona to Zurich costing on average £340.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

Other travel options between Barcelona and Zurich can usually take longer:

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 11 h 13 min   of travel time.

Zurich is approximately 518 miles away from Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Zurich is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Barcelona to Zurich depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travellers take a flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • Swiss can get you to Zurich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Swiss from Barcelona to Zurich for £340 on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Zurich with Vueling or Swiss.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

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

When planning your trip between Barcelona and Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £5 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £340 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £3 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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