There are 8 ways to get from Bern to Madrid by train, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Madrid (MAD) BSL - MAD

$87 - $284

7 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Madrid (MAD) ZRH - MAD

$97 - $292

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

$89 - $296

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale
  3. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Madrid (MAD) LIN - MAD

$131 - $388

Train  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$253 - $353

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$248 - $383

Bus  •  24 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Madrid Avenida de América

$110 - $210

Drive  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Madrid 957.2 miles

$200 - $290

What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Bern to Madrid via Genève, Geneve, and Avignon TGV in around 13 h 36 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bern to Madrid 3 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $210 and the journey takes 24 h 45 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bern to Madrid?

The distance between Bern and Madrid is 1152 km. The road distance is 1532 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bern to Madrid?

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 290 and takes 6 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bern to Madrid?

The quickest way to get from Bern to Madrid is to train and fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 290.

Is there a direct train between Bern and Madrid?

No, there is no direct train from Bern to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Geneve and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 36 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bern and Madrid?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern and arriving at Madrid Avenida de América. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 24 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Bern to Madrid?

It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Bern to Madrid, including transfers.