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Travel Information from Zurich to Madrid

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $3 (€3) • 23 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $116 (€110) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 773 miles (1247 km) between Zurich and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Iberia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Madrid

Travel Tips: Travel to Madrid 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 Zurich to Madrid.

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Madrid, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain 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 11/17/22; 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 Madrid from Zurich.

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Spain is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Zurich from Madrid here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Zurich to Madrid. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Zurich and Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a train is about $20 (€19) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $23 (€22) for this trip.

A train is $112 (€107) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Madrid costing on average $116 (€110).

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 24 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 23 h 17 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

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

  • Travel with Iberia for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Iberia Zurich to Madrid tickets on Omio for $116 (€110).

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

  • You'll find direct flights with Air Europa, Iberia or tab.

Direct services to Madrid 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 route.

Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Zurich to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $23 (€22) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $116 (€110) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $3 (€3) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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