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

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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Basel (BSL) MAD - BSL

$50 - $217

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Zurich (ZRH) MAD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$85 - $292

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 36 min

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

$140 - $382

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB Tgv

$245 - $316

Train  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB Tgv

$247 - $315

Bus  •  26 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Basel

$120 - $190

Drive  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Basel 1021.6 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Basel is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Basel is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Basel is 1200 km. The road distance is 1634.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Madrid to Basel, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Basel. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 26 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Basel. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Basel SBB via Barcelona Sants and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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

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Madrid to Basel train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Basel.
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  • Distance: 749.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

Iberia, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Basel hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona Sants and Lyon Part Dieu in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Strasbourg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Strasbourg via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
SNCF
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators

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