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Journey timeFrom 10h 45m
Price€93 - €523.30
Distance836km (519 miles)
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, DB,

Zürich to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Barcelona for Tuesday 28th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:08 16:53 10h 45m, 3 changes
08:32 19:33 11h 01m, 2 changes
09:03 21:46 12h 43m, 3 changes
09:34 21:46 12h 12m, 4 changes
15:34 12:34 21h 00m, 2 changes
16:32 12:34 20h 02m, 3 changes
17:32 12:34 19h 02m, 4 changes

SBB, Deutsche Bahn, Renfe-SNCF and SNCF trains from Zürich to Barcelona

You can travel from Zürich to Barcelona on SBB, Deutsche Bahn, Renfe-SNCF and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Barcelona

Train tickets from Zürich to Barcelona start at €93 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 €285.83.
lowest price found
from93
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price207.23
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price247.97
on the day
avg. single price285.83

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 Zürich 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 Zürich 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 Zürich to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Barcelona is 15 hours and 15 minutes, with around 7 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 Zürich and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Barcelona is 10 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Barcelona can start from as little as €93 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 Zürich to Barcelona?

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

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

The first train from Zürich to Barcelona leaves at 06:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Barcelona leaves at 17:32. 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 Zürich and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Barcelona cover a distance of around 836km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Zürich.
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 Zürich to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 02/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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