Madrid to Zurich train

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Renfe SNCF
01:25PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha25h01 02:26PMZürich Hb
2 transfers
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Renfe AVE
08:40PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha23h16 07:56PMZürich Hb
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Train schedule from Madrid to Zurich

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Renfe SNCF
01:25PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha25h01 02:26PMZürich Hb
2 transfers
Renfe AVE
08:40PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha23h16 07:56PMZürich Hb
4 transfers

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Fastest train times from Madrid to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

23 h 16 m

Average

1d 8 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

1247 km

It's difficult to get from Madrid to Zurich without transferring at least 2 times.

Renfe AVE
08:40PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha23h16 07:56PMZürich Hb
4 transfers
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Renfe SNCF
01:25PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha25h01 02:26PMZürich Hb
2 transfers
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Overview: Train from Madrid to Zurich

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersRenfe SNCF or Renfe AVE

Trains from Madrid to Zurich cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long trip taking on average 24 h 8 min with our travel partners like Renfe SNCF or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies: Renfe-SNCF and AVE from Madrid to Zurich trains

Find the best trip to Zurich from Madrid with Renfe-SNCF and AVE. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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Renfe-SNCF

Looking for a comfortable way to travel from Madrid to Zurich? Reserve your Renfe AVE train from Madrid to Zurich with Omio today! Renfe is Spain’s national train company that offers a wide variety of connections throughout the country as well as France and Portugal, including the Madrid to Zurich trip. Omio shows you current AVE schedules and tickets to cover the 773 miles (1247 km) distance. You can choose from ticket options like Promo, Promo + or Flexible for the best deals on this journey. Renfe discount cards, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, can also be applied when purchasing your AVE ticket on Omio.

As the main high-speed train service in Spain, AVE provides amenities like a restaurant, bathrooms, WiFi access, and onboard entertainment on its routes. AVE covers long distances and connects major cities in Spain in just a few hours thanks to its high speed. These trains can reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, making AVE trains one of the fastest in the entire world. AVE offers all travelers ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience, and on Omio you can book AVE tickets in a few steps!

Madrid to Zurich train information with AVE:

  • Average Duration: 23 h 16 min
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Renfe-SNCF train from Madrid to Zurich online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Renfe-SNCF train from Madrid to Zurich, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Renfe-SNCF train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 773 miles (1247 km) trip from Madrid to Zurich as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Zurich from Madrid, you can check straight away if the Renfe-SNCF ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Renfe-SNCF Madrid to Zurich train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Train information from Madrid to Zurich with Renfe-SNCF:

  • Average Duration: 25 h 1 min
  • Renfe-SNCF frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Zurich.
FAQs

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/26/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Madrid and Zurich as this information can change.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Madrid is: Unrestricted

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

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

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 9/26/22. 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 Zurich here.

The distance between Madrid and Zurich by train is approximately 773 miles (1247 km).
The train time to Zurich from Madrid is on average 24 h 8 min  for the 773 miles (1247 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Zurich from Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train between Madrid and Zurich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Your route can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Zurich, called Zürich HB, is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from its city center.

For the trip from Madrid to Zurich you can take a train with Renfe SNCF or Renfe AVE. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Madrid and Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Madrid to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Madrid to Zurich leaves at 1: 25 PM. The last train departing from Madrid to Zurich leaves at 8: 40 PM. You can find the latest Madrid to Zurich train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

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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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
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