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from Madrid to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Zurich on Aug 1 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:55AMMadrid Barajas Airport2h10 10:05AMZurich Airport
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$2251One-way
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11:05PMMadrid Barajas Airport10h00 09:05AMZurich Airport
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$1751One-way
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08:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport2h25 11:00AMZurich Airport
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$2771One-way
02:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport2h10 05:05PMZurich Airport
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$2921One-way
12:20PMMadrid Barajas Airport7h30 07:50PMZurich Airport
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$3601One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Aug 1
$175Vueling
Mon
Aug 2
$108Air Europa
Tue
Aug 3
$40Iberia
Wed
Aug 4
$40Iberia
Thu
Aug 5
$40Iberia
Fri
Aug 6
$49Air Europa
Sat
Aug 7
$68Air Europa
Sun
Aug 8
$108Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$40Iberia
Tue
Aug 10
$40Iberia
Wed
Aug 11
$40Air Europa
Thu
Aug 12
$40Air Europa
Fri
Aug 13
$40Iberia
Sat
Aug 14
$49Air Europa
Sun
Aug 15
$88Air Europa
Mon
Aug 16
$68Air Europa
Tue
Aug 17
$49Air Europa
Wed
Aug 18
$40Air Europa
Thu
Aug 19
$40Iberia
Fri
Aug 20
$35Swiss

Travel Information to Zurich from Madrid

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$48 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $48 (€39) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $48 (€39) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa or Flixbus

Travel 773 miles (1247 km) by flight or bus from Madrid to Zurich. 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 $48 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Europa or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Madrid to Zurich.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Madrid, Spain to Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is international entry into Zurich 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 Zurich, Switzerland from Madrid?

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, 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 7/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Zurich from 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 Madrid, Spain from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 7/31/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Madrid from Zurich.

How do I travel from Madrid to Zurich?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Zurich?

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Zurich is by taking a flight with an average price of $48 (€39).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a flight is usually $23 (€18) less than taking a bus to Zurich, which costs on average $71 (€57) for the same trip.

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 26 h 45 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Madrid and Zurich?

You should expect to travel around 773 miles (1247 km) between Madrid and Zurich.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
Which travel operators can get me to Zurich from Madrid?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Madrid to Zurich with Air Europa, and you can find Air Europa Madrid to Zurich tickets for $48 (€39) on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Madrid to Zurich with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $71 (€57) with Flixbus from Madrid to Zurich.
Is it possible to travel directly to Zurich from Madrid?

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

  • You'll find direct flights with Air Nostrum or Air Europa.
  • You'll find direct buses with.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to Zurich?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Madrid to Zurich online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $48 (€39) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $71 (€57) one way on average.

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

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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
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