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Overview: Train from Madrid to Zurich

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Madrid to Zurich cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long journey taking on average 14 h 19 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 Zürich HB.

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FAQs

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

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

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 Zurich, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Zurich before traveling.

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

Return travel from Switzerland to Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Madrid from Zurich?

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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
  • 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

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

Last checked on 12/8/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Madrid from Zurich.

How far is Zurich from Madrid by train?

The Madrid to Zurich train distance is approximately 773 miles (1247 km).

How long is the train ride to Zurich from Madrid?

While the time it takes to travel 773 miles (1247 km) from Madrid to Zurich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Zurich train journey time is on average 14 h 19 min.

What station does the train from Madrid to Zurich depart from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Madrid?

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 Zurich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

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

Where is the departure train station in Madrid located? Where is the arrival train station in Zurich located?

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

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Zurich.

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

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Zurich
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 Zurich.
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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