There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Madrid 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 from Zurich  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Madrid (MAD) ZRH - MAD

$55 - $232

4 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 10 min

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

$83 - $276

Train  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$276 - $441

Bus  •  26 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América

$120 - $200

Drive  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Madrid 1032.7 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 230 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 230 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Madrid is 1247 km. The road distance is 1652.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Zürich to Madrid, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Madrid Avenida de América. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 26 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 50 min.

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

Swiss, Iberia and 10 other airlines fly from Zürich to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Madrid via Genève, Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, and Barcelona Sants in around 14 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
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
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators

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