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Overview: Train from Zurich to Madrid

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

Trains from Zurich to Madrid cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long journey taking on average 20 h 7 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Zurich to Madrid?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Zurich restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

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

The above information was last checked on 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Zurich and Madrid closer to your date of departure here

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

Return travel from Spain to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland 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 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Madrid.

What is the distance between Zurich and Madrid by train?

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

How many hours is the train time to Madrid from Zurich?

While the time it takes to travel 773 miles (1247 km) to Madrid from Zurich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Zurich to Madrid train journey time is on average 20 h 7 min.

What train station in Zurich goes to Madrid? What train station do I come into Madrid from Zurich?

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center.

How many trains are there between Zurich and Madrid a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Zurich to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Madrid
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Madrid.