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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 51m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

€35 - €150

4 alternative options

Train  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€164 - €266

Bus  •  19h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

€64 - €82

Bus via Burgos  •  21h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Madrid

€91 - €141

Drive  •  12h 53m

  1. Drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid 1376 km

€140 - €220

Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Madrid is around 11h 22m and covers a distance of around 1431 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 16m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Renfe SNCF and others, the Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid train service departs from Genève-Aéroport and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 22m
Fastest train time:
11h 16m
Train distance:
1431 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€174
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:19
Last train departs at:
12:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid train schedules

Switzerland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 160 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 160 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Airport and arriving at Madrid via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 19m.

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The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Madrid is 1022 km. The road distance is 1376 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 12h 19m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid, including transfers.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Geneva - Airport station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid is to fly which takes 2h 51m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 300 and takes 12h 19m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 95 and takes 19h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1022.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona-Sants in around 12h 19m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €330
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €300
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva Airport to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Burgos
Ave. Duration
16h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
iberocoach.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Burgos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid is 1376 km. It takes approximately 12h 53m to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Madrid.

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Air France, TAP Portugal, easyJet and Iberia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Madrid Airport.

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