How to travel from Madrid to Basel

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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 Nov 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10PMMadrid Barajas Airport14h05 10:15AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
1 transfer
09:10PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha23h07 08:17PMMulhouse Ville
3 transfers
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06:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport15h55 10:15AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg
1 transfer
08:00PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha24h17 08:17PMMulhouse Ville
3 transfers
08:30AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha35h47 08:17PMMulhouse Ville
3 transfers

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Travel Information from Madrid to Basel

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $300
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 22 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $300 (€273) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or easyJet

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Basel.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Basel

Travel Tips: 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.

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Spain enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Basel from Madrid.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Basel restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel between Madrid and Basel 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Basel is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to Basel:

A train is $131 (€119) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Basel costing on average $135 (€123).

Taking a train is about $296 (€269) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $300 (€273) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel to Basel from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 31 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Basel by train can take on average 22 h 28 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Basel is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Basel, Bahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Basel SBB.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Basel by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Madrid to Basel tickets on Omio for $135 (€123).
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Madrid to Basel tickets on Omio for $300 (€273).

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

  • You can book a direct flight with.

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

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Basel often also extend their vacation to go to Zurich, Paris or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Basel and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $135 (€123) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $300 (€273) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $4 (€4) 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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