There are 13 ways to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Zurich, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Zurich (ZRH) MAD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$103 - $323

12 alternative options

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MAD - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$116 - $317

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Linate (LIN) MAD - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$131 - $395

Fly to Basel, train  •  11 h 3 min

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

$119 - $346

Fly to Geneva, train  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

$147 - $417

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MAD - BGY
  2. Take the train from Monza to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$106 - $344

Fly to Turin, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Turin (TRN) MAD - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  4. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$133 - $488

Train  •  17 h 15 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 Geneve Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Geneve to Brig Ec
  5. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp 6-Y

$515 - $754

Train, bus, drive  •  19 h 33 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 Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Torino Bolzano to Verbania - Intra 19
  5. Drive from Brissago to Swiss Alps

$264 - $357

Bus Eurolines CH, train  •  29 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sion
  2. Take the train from Sion to Brig 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt 6-Y / ...

$177 - $333

Bus Ouibus, train  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Hernani
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to Zurich
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$120 - $193

Bus  •  32 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Milano
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona 076
  3. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$139 - $225

Drive  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Swiss Alps 1074.2 miles

$220 - $330

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Madrid to Swiss Alps via Barcelona Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, Geneve, Brig, Brig Bahnhofplatz, and Realp in around 17 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Swiss Alps via Milano, Milan, Milan, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 32 h 48 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,900
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Madrid to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sion to Brig
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Sion to Brig
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$70 - $85
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$30 - $45
1st Class Ticket
$60 - $75
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
renfe.com
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
VCO Trasporti
Phone
800 503001
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Torino Bolzano to Verbania - Intra
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Sion
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Hernani
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to Zurich
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid to Swiss Alps?

The distance between Madrid and Swiss Alps is 1200 km. The road distance is 1719 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 9 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps?

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps is to fly and train which takes 9 h 29 min and costs 80€ - 270€.

Is there a direct bus between Madrid and Swiss Alps?

No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Milan, Milan, Bellinzona, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 48 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps?

It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Madrid to Swiss Alps, including transfers.