A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Barcelona to Bratislava

Prices from
€416
Travel time
20h

Traveling from Barcelona to Bratislava by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Lyon , Geneva and Zürich on the way.

Prices from
€416

Day 1

    Barcelona Spain
    Lyon France
    Lyon

    Grab a quick bite and switch trains in Lyon.

      Lyon France
      Geneva Switzerland
      Geneva

      Spend 1 night in Geneva

      Day 2

        Geneva Switzerland
        Zürich Switzerland
        Zürich

        In Zurich, get some snacks and hop on the next train.

          Zürich Switzerland
          Bratislava Slovakia
          Bratislava

          Arrive at your final destination, Bratislava .

          Find & book your next adventure along the rails.

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          Leaving from Barcelona Spain
          Going to Bratislava Slovakia

          Good to know when traveling from Barcelona to Bratislava

          What happens if I miss my connecting train?

          Missed trains connections can happen, but no need to panic. If we plan our trips well, a potential delay is not that big of a problem. Here are a few things to think about:

          Before you travel

          • Plan trips that can handle a bit of delay. If you're switching trains, perhaps to jump on a night train, you should always have extra time so that you don't miss your connection if you're running late.
          • Consider getting additional travel insurance. If a train is canceled or you miss a connection, you might need to get new tickets if you're unlucky. Travel insurances can cover this extra cost.

          If you've missed your train

          International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

          • Always save your tickets. You might need them later.
          • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
          • When arriving at the next station, ask the station staff what to do next.
          • If you need to buy new tickets, save all receipts so that you can later show them to your travel insurer when making a claim.

          Can I charge my phone on the train?

          Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

          Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?

          When do I receive my tickets?

          Your and your fellow travellers' tickets are sent collected in an e-mail to the contact person entered in checkout. They're either delivered immediately upon purchase or in connection with your departure, but usually within 24 hours. This depends on the operator.

          Before departure, it's wise to print out your tickets. This is so that there'll never be any problems (with for example internet connection or a phone without batteries) when it's time to show the tickets. But if you don't worry about that – all tickets received from All Aboard contain a QR code which you can show on the train.

          Haven't received an email with tickets?

          If you've received a booking confirmation email, everything should be in order.

          If it's less than 48h before your departure and you still haven’t received any tickets, please contact us at hi@allaboard.eu and we’ll help you.