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

Prices from
€401
Travel time
18h

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

Prices from
€401

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
          Vienna Austria
          Vienna

          Arrive at your final destination, Vienna .

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          Leaving from Barcelona Spain
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          Good to know when traveling from Barcelona to Vienna

          First and second class

          Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed on All Aboard.

          Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions .

          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.

          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?

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