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There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Geneva  •  5h 6m

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

44€ - 356€

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  7h 7m

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

81€ - 202€

Train  •  12h 2m

  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

157€ - 250€

Train, bus  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

94€ - 117€

Bus via Burgos  •  20h 31m

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

93€ - 126€

Bus  •  5 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Madrid

170€ - 250€

Drive  •  12h 53m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Madrid 1374.4 km

140€ - 220€

Switzerland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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  • Regional restriction measures in place
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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.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 400 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 400 and takes 5h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 days 0h.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 2m.

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The distance between Geneva and Madrid is 1023 km. The road distance is 1374.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 12h 2m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Geneva to Madrid, including transfers.

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Geneva to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Ginebra station.

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Geneva 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 to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 280 and takes 12h 2m, you could also bus via Burgos, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 140 and takes 20h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1022.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

easyJet, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Geneva to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Madrid via Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants in around 12h 2m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 1600€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
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 43m
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
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
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 Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
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
Bus from Ginebra to Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 250€
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 to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid station.

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Geneva 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 to Madrid is 1374 km. It takes approximately 12h 53m to drive from Geneva to Madrid.

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easyJet, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 5774+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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