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Travel Information from Madrid to Basel

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$119 - $140
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $119 (€99) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€99) • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or HOP!

Take a bus or flight to travel 743 miles (1199 km) to Basel from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $119 (€99). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or HOP! Among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Basel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Basel

Travel to Basel 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 Basel.

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Basel, Switzerland from Madrid, Spain?

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

Is international entry into Basel from Madrid restricted?

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

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

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland 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 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Basel from Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Madrid, Spain from Basel, Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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 1/21/22. 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 get from Madrid to Basel?

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

How do I get from Madrid to Basel the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel to Basel from Madrid is by taking a flight with an average price of $119 (€99).

This is compared to other travel options to Basel:

A flight is generally $21 (€17) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $140 (€116) from Madrid to Basel.

What is the fastest way to travel between Madrid and Basel?

The fastest way from Madrid to Basel is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 10 min.

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

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

What is the distance from Madrid to Basel?

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

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

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

  • Buses from Madrid to Basel most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Basel.
  • Flights from Madrid to Basel most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Basel?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Madrid to Basel with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Madrid to Basel tickets for $140 (€116) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Basel with HOP! Cheap tickets can be found for $119 (€99) with HOP! From Madrid to Basel.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Basel?

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

How early should I buy Madrid to Basel tickets online to score 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 cost $140 (€116) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $119 (€99) 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.

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