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Overview: Train from Madrid to Basel

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

Trains from Madrid to Basel cover the 743 miles (1199 km) long trip taking on average 13 h 16 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Basel SBB.

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Am I allowed to travel by train from Madrid, Spain to Basel, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Basel as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Spain from Basel, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

The government of Spain 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 1/21/22. 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 Madrid from Basel here.

How far is it from Madrid to Basel by train?

The train distance from Madrid to Basel is around 743 miles (1199 km).

What is the Madrid to Basel train travel time?

The Madrid to Basel train duration is on average 13 h 16 min, which is to be expected when traveling 743 miles (1199 km) to Basel from Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Madrid and arrival train station in Basel?

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

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

Where do I find the Madrid train station to Basel? Where is the Basel train station?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Basel most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city center.

How many trains per day are there to Basel from Madrid?

The average number of trains departing Madrid for Basel is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your trip to Basel.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+34 912432343
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10