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Basel to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 12h 41m to travel from Basel to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 503 miles (810 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Basel to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €82.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 32m
Price€82.80 - €429.29
Distance503 miles (810 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes2 changes

Basel to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Barcelona for Tuesday 27th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:21 16:53 9h 32m, 2 changes
09:21 19:33 10h 12m, 2 changes
18:34 12:54 18h 20m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Barcelona

Train tickets from Basel to Barcelona start at €82.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €323.64.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price131.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price200.66
on the day
avg. single price323.64

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel to Barcelona by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Basel to Barcelona? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Barcelona is 12 hours and 41 minutes, with around 3 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Barcelona is 9 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Basel to Barcelona can start from as little as €82.80 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Barcelona. Travelling from Basel to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Basel to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Basel to Barcelona leaves at 07:21. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Basel to Barcelona leaves at 18:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Barcelona cover a distance of around 503 miles (810 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Basel.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/10/2020 for travel on 19/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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