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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  5h 1m

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

6 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 12m

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

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 41m

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

Train  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  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

Night bus, bus  •  25h 1m

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache N106
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

Bus  •  28h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Logroño
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to Madrid Pamplona to Madrid / ...

Drive  •  15h 29m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station 1646.3 km

Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 18h 12m and covers a distance of around 1707 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 47m. The fastest train normally takes 18h 7m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Renfe SNCF, Renfe AVE and others, the Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from Zürich HB and arrives in Chamartin. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
13h 25m
Layover time:
4h 47m
Total time:
18h 12m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
18h 7m
Train distance:
1707 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:32
Last train departs at:
09:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 140 and takes 5h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which costs SFr 35 - SFr 140 and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Chamartin via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants and Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 28m.

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The distance between Zürich and Madrid Chamartín Station is 1242 km. The road distance is 1646.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train which takes 15h 28m and costs SFr 260 - SFr 470.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station, including transfers.

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Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station 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 Chamartín Station is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 260 - SFr 470 and takes 15h 28m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 230 and takes 28h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 1241.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Swiss, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, and Atocha in around 15h 28m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €250
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €280
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €120
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €3100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Zurich to Logroño
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Jimenez Movilidad
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
jimenezmovilidad.es
Bus from Logroño to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €25
Website
Autobuses Jiménez S.L

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station is 1646 km. It takes approximately 15h 29m to drive from Zürich to Madrid Chamartín Station.

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Swiss, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1966+ hotels available in Madrid Chamartín Station. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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