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Train Information between Basel and Madrid

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Basel to Madrid cover the 743 miles (1199 km) long trip taking on average 24 h 32 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Basel, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain allowed?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/22/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Madrid from Basel as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Spain by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Basel is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Spain?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Madrid?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 10/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Basel from Madrid here.

What is the distance between Basel and Madrid by train?
The Basel to Madrid train distance is approximately 743 miles (1199 km).
How many hours is the train time to Madrid from Basel?
The train time to Madrid from Basel is on average 24 h 32 min  for the 743 miles (1199 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Madrid from Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Basel to Madrid depart from? Which Madrid train station do I come into from Basel?

There are a few train stations in Basel to start your journey from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. In Madrid you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Basel SBB   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the Basel train station located? Where is the Madrid train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Basel SBB, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Basel. The most popular arrival train station in Madrid, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

How many trains are there from Basel to Madrid a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Basel to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Madrid
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Madrid.