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

Prices from
€311
Travel time
15h

Traveling from Barcelona to Salzburg by train is a great experience. The journey takes 2 days , through beautiful landscapes, passing Lyon , Geneva and Zürich on the way.

Prices from
€311

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
          Salzburg Austria
          Salzburg

          Arrive at your final destination, Salzburg .

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          Leaving from Barcelona Spain
          Going to Salzburg Austria

          Good to know when traveling from Barcelona to Salzburg

          Travel insurance

          International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

          You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

          But...

          ...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

          Special luggage allowance

          A great thing with traveling by train is that there are no extra fees for bringing all you luggage. But a rule to have in mind is that the bags you bring on board should be able to be carried by one single person.

          Usually there are luggage racks above the seats and more storage in dedicated places on the train. The standard dimensions of the luggage racks are 70 x 50 cm.

          You can bring things like

          • Pushchairs and strollers
          • Folding bikes, scooters
          • Sports equipment (e.g. skis, surfboards)

          Can I bring my bike?

          There are some operators that allow you to bring your regular bike. Some trains do allow this off peak hours and you might need a separate reservation. Unfortunately we're not able to sell these at All Aboard, yet.

          Is there wifi on the train?

          There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train. And fortunately most long-distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard .

          Eurostar , Renfe , SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If having wifi is very important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the train number (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

          For EU residents

          Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.

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