How to travel from Basel to Madrid

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from Basel to Madrid

You can get from Basel to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Madrid on Aug 20 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:55AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg8h30 07:25PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
11:58AMMulhouse Ville35h19 11:17PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha
3 transfers
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05:50PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg4h20 10:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
02:10PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg5h40 07:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer
06:35AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg5h30 12:05PMMadrid Barajas Airport
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Madrid from Basel

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $146
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 31 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $125 (€116) • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

Travel 743 miles (1199 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Basel and Madrid. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Basel to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basel to Madrid

Travel to Madrid 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 Basel to Madrid.

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Basel?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from Basel.

The restriction level for your return to Basel, Switzerland from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Basel from Madrid restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Madrid from Basel including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Madrid from Basel is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is usually $143 (€133) less than taking a bus to Madrid, which costs on average $146 (€136) for the same trip.

A train is generally $121 (€113) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $125 (€116) 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, going by bus can take 28 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 31 h 48 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 743 miles (1199 km) between Basel and Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Basel to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Madrid from Basel as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Basel, Bahnhof and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights from Basel to Madrid most often leave from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains from Basel to Madrid most often leave from Basel SBB and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Basel to Madrid tickets on Omio for $146 (€136).
  • Travel with easyJet to go to Madrid by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Basel to Madrid tickets on Omio for $125 (€116).

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by plane with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Basel to Madrid.

Looking to extend your trip from Basel to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Basel to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Basel to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $146 (€136) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $125 (€116) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Basel to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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