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from Madrid to Basel

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

Our recommendation

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

04:30PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h15 06:45PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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$1811One-way
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04:30PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h15 06:45PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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$1811One-way
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07:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport4h50 12:05PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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$3481One-way
08:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport9h00 05:30PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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$3511One-way
07:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport10h15 05:30PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
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$4191One-way

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Mon
Sep 20
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$181easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
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$233Air France
Wed
Sep 22
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$149KLM
Thu
Sep 23
$82Flixbus
$43easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$94Flixbus
$43easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$82Flixbus
$119Lufthansa

Travel Information between Madrid and Basel

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$94 - $145
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $94 (€75) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€75) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

Take a bus or flight to travel 743 miles (1199 km) between Madrid and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $94 (€75). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Basel.

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

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Spain?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/13/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Basel from Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Madrid, Spain from Basel, Switzerland?

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid 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
  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain 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 9/19/21. 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 Madrid from Basel here.

How do I reach Basel from Madrid?

There are 2 ways to get from Madrid to Basel: bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Madrid to Basel?

The cheapest way to go to Basel from Madrid is by taking a flight, which costs on average $94 (€75).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Basel:

Taking a flight is usually $51 (€41) less than taking a bus to Basel, which costs on average $145 (€116) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Basel?

The fastest way from Madrid to Basel is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 31 h 45 min   on average.

How many miles from Madrid to Basel would I travel?

Basel is approximately 743 miles (1199 km) away from Madrid.

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Madrid to Basel depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Basel.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Madrid Barajas Airport to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Basel?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Basel:

  • You can go to Basel from Madrid by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $145 (€116) with Flixbus from Madrid to Basel on Omio.
  • You can travel between Madrid and Basel by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $94 (€75) with easyJet from Madrid to Basel.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Basel?
Many of our customers traveling from Madrid to Basel don't make Basel their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Basel are Zurich, Paris or Milan, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Basel to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Basel from Madrid online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $145 (€116) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $94 (€75) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Basel
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments

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