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There are 6 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.

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Fly from Zurich  •  5 h 15 min

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

$63 - $232

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 15 min

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

$83 - $277

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

$119 - $347

Train  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$273 - $379

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

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Madrid is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Madrid Avenida de América. Services depart three times a week, 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 Basel SBB and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 41 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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The best way to get from Zürich to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 14 h 41 min and costs SFr 270 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Zürich to Madrid, including transfers.

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Zürich to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Madrid train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 270 - SFr 380 and takes 14 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 200 and takes 26 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 779.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

Swiss, Air Europa and nine other airlines fly from Zürich to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Madrid via Basel SBB and Avignon TGV in around 14 h 41 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Zürich to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Madrid Avenida de América station.

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Zürich to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Madrid is 1652 km. It takes approximately 15 h 38 min to drive from Zürich to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and four other operators.

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There are 3724+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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