The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Basel is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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12 h 9 m
19 h 59 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Madrid to Basel without transferring at least 2 times.
|Distance||743 miles (1199 km)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train providers||Renfe AVE|
Trains from Madrid to Basel cover the 743 miles (1199 km) long trip taking on average 19 h 48 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Basel SBB.
Find the best journey between Madrid and Basel with Omio's train partners AVE! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.
Travel 743 miles (1199 km) to Basel from Madrid comfortably with AVE, the high-speed trains from Spain’s national railroad company, Renfe. As an official travel partner of Renfe AVE, we show you all the AVE train schedules and the best deals for the Madrid to Basel trip so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation. Simply check the AVE train times and tickets for the route, including the Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets, and book cheap AVE tickets to Basel from Madrid. Renfe also offers discount cards that you can add when buying your tickets with Omio, such as the + Renfe Youth 50 Card and the Gold Card.
AVE trains connect the most important cities in the country in just a few hours and offer a multitude of schedules throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. The AVE is undoubtedly Renfe's most popular train; with its high speed of up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, AVE is one of the fastest trains in the entire world. All AVE trains have a restaurant, bathroom, WiFi and entertainment on board.
Madrid to Basel train information with AVE:
Travel between Madrid, Spain and Basel, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Madrid before traveling.
Return travel from Switzerland to Spain is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/8/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Madrid from Basel.
Some of the Madrid train stations to Basel you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Basel include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arriving in Basel SBB.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 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 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this train station to the city center.
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