Tarragona to Winterthur - 5 ways to travel via train, bus, plane, and car
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There are 5 ways to get from Tarragona to Winterthur by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus, fly to Zurich  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Zurich (ZRH) BCN - ZRH

SFr 56 - SFr 175

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Bus, fly to Basel, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Basel (BSL) BCN - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 76 - SFr 270

Train  •  14h 9m

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Barcelona-Sants Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Winterthur Ic1 / ...

SFr 188 - SFr 328

Bus  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Zurich Airport Costa Blanca-Express

SFr 70 - SFr 115

Drive  •  10h 55m

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Winterthur 1168.8 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Tarragona to Winterthur by train

The train journey time between Tarragona and Winterthur is around 12h 59m and covers a distance of around 1207 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 56m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tarragona to Winterthur train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Tarragona to Winterthur is to bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 16h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Tarragona to Winterthur is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tarragona to Winterthur. However, there are services departing from Tarragona and arriving at Winterthur via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 9m.

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The distance between Tarragona and Winterthur is 926 km. The road distance is 1168.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Winterthur without a car is to train which takes 14h 9m and costs 170€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Tarragona to Winterthur, including transfers.

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Tarragona to Winterthur train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Tarragona station.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Winterthur is to train which takes 14h 9m and costs 170€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 16h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Tarragona to Winterthur train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Winterthur station.

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Map of how to get from Tarragona to Winterthur.
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  • Distance: 925.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Tarragona, Spain and Winterthur, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Tarragona to Winterthur via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 14h 9m. Alternatively, ExpressBus operates a bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Zurich Airport twice a week. Tickets cost SFr 65 - SFr 95 and the journey takes 15h 5m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Tarragona to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18
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Plana
Phone
+34 977 55 36 80
Email
comercial.online@busplana.com
Website
busplana.com
Bus from Tarragona Central Bus Station to Barcelona El Prat Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 17
Website
Plana
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Tarragona to Barcelona Airport-Prat T1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
alsa.com
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras to Zurich Airport
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
ExpressBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarragona to Winterthur is 1169 km. It takes approximately 10h 55m to drive from Tarragona to Winterthur.

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Swiss and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 255+ hotels available in Winterthur. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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