How to travel from Madrid to Zurich

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from Madrid to Zurich

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

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To get from Madrid to Zurich on Oct 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Madrid and Zurich

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $323
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€6) • 24 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $323 (€311) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesITA

Travel 773 miles (1247 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Madrid and 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are ITA among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel to Zurich 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 Zurich.
FAQs

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Zurich, 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 Zurich 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 Zurich, 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 10/3/22. 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 from Madrid to Zurich.

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Zurich 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 Zurich?

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 10/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Madrid to Zurich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Zurich is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€6) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A train is generally $20 (€19) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $26 (€25) from Madrid to Zurich.

A train is generally $317 (€305) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $323 (€311) from Madrid to Zurich.

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Zurich 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, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by train can take on average 24 h 8 min.

Zurich is approximately 773 miles (1247 km) away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Zurich is:

  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to Zurich 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 when traveling from Madrid to Zurich:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Madrid to Zurich depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zürich HB.

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

  • Travel with ITA for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ITA Madrid to Zurich tickets on Omio for $323 (€311).

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Air Europa or Iberia.

Direct services to Zurich 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.

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost $26 (€25) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $323 (€311) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $6 (€6) one way.

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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