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Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 26m

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

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Fly to Basel, train  •  9h 5m

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

SFr 74 - SFr 265

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  9h 42m

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

SFr 96 - SFr 240

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

SFr 92 - SFr 245

Fly to Lyon, train  •  11h 27m

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

Train  •  15h 5m

  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 Geneve Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Geneve to Montreux Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad Pe

Bus, train  •  23h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Genève
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Montreux Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad Pe

Bus  •  27h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Martigny N1157

SFr 101 - SFr 134

Drive  •  14h 34m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Gstaad 1521.7 km

SFr 180 - SFr 260

Madrid to Gstaad by train

The train journey time between Madrid and Gstaad is around 23h 43m and covers a distance of around 1552 km. The fastest train normally takes 23h 43m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Madrid to Gstaad train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Gstaad. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
23h 43m
Fastest train time:
23h 43m
Train distance:
1552 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
81 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
20:40
Last train departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Gstaad train schedules

Spain → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Spain

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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Spain
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Spain

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Spain.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gstaad is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Gstaad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to Spain from Switzerland is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Gstaad is to bus which costs €90 - €130 and takes 27h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Gstaad is to fly and train which costs €65 - €240 and takes 9h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Gstaad. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Gstaad via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve and Montreux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid and Gstaad is 1112 km. The road distance is 1521.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Gstaad without a car is to train which takes 15h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Madrid to Gstaad, including transfers.

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Madrid to Gstaad train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Gstaad is to train which takes 15h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €90 - €130 and takes 27h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Madrid to Gstaad train services, operated by MOB, arrive at Gstaad station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Gstaad.
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  • Distance: 1112.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Gstaad via Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, and Montreux in around 15h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Gstaad via Valladolid, Martigny, gare, and Chamoson, poste in around 27h 29m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 160
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 160
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 310
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 310
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 290
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 290
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 290
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 130
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 150
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 160
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 160
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 500
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 130
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 500
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 340
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 260
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 80
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
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 Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
MOB
Phone
+41 21 989 81 90
Website
mob.ch
Train from Montreux to Gstaad
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
MOB
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Train from Geneve to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Rail 1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 130
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Promo+
SFr 75 - SFr 81
Flexible
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Moncloa to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Burgos to Genève
Ave. Duration
16h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Valladolid to Martigny
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Gstaad is 1522 km. It takes approximately 14h 34m to drive from Madrid to Gstaad.

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

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