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from Basel to Madrid

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Travel Information from Basel to Madrid

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$109 - $198
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $109 (€89) • 31 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $198 (€161) • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 743 miles (1199 km) to Madrid from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $109 (€89). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air France or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Basel to Madrid.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Madrid, Spain from Basel, Switzerland currently allowed?

Travel from Basel, Switzerland to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Madrid from Basel restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid, Spain from Basel?

  • 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
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 10/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Basel to Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Basel, Switzerland from Madrid, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Madrid, Spain?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Madrid?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Madrid here.

What are the ways to get from Basel to Madrid?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Basel to Madrid. You can take a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Basel to Madrid?

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Madrid is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $109 (€89) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is usually $89 (€73) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $198 (€161) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Basel to Madrid?

The fastest way from Basel to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 31 h 10 min.

What is the distance between Basel and Madrid?

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

Where do I depart from Basel? Where do I arrive in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basel to Madrid:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Basel and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Which travel operators can get me to Madrid from Basel?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Air France can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air France from Basel to Madrid for $198 (€161) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can get you to Madrid by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Basel to Madrid for $109 (€89) on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Basel to Madrid ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Basel and Madrid online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Basel to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $198 (€161) one way on average for this trip.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $109 (€89) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Basel to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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