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There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Madrid by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 3 min

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

$86 - $282

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 12 min

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

$96 - $290

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 45 min

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

$88 - $293

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Madrid (MAD) MXP - MAD

$130 - $340

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Madrid (MAD) LYS - MAD

$138 - $347

Train  •  13 h 36 min

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

$247 - $357

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  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 / ...

$235 - $357

Bus  •  24 h 45 min

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

$110 - $200

Drive  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Madrid 957.2 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 290 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 290 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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

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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 Genève and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 36 min.

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The distance between Bern and Madrid is 1152 km. The road distance is 1531.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 13 h 36 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Bern to Madrid, including transfers.

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Bern to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Bern station.

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Bern to Madrid train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Madrid is to train which takes 13 h 36 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 200 and takes 24 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 720 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Madrid via Genève 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 - $200 and the journey takes 24 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Bern to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Madrid Avenida de América station.

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Bern to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Madrid is 1532 km. It takes approximately 14 h 24 min to drive from Bern to Madrid.

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Iberia, easyJet, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Madrid Airport.

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