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Train Information between Basel and Madrid

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Basel to Madrid cover the 743 miles (1199 km) long route taking on average 24 h 32 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Madrid, Spain if I'm coming from Basel, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 27/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Madrid before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Madrid, Spain?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Madrid to Basel is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Spain?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Madrid?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 23/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Madrid to Basel train here.

What is the distance from Basel to Madrid via train?
You should expect to travel around 743 miles (1199 km)  from Basel to Madrid by train.
How long is the train journey between Basel and Madrid?
On average the Basel to Madrid train time is 24 h 32 min  covering the 743 miles (1199 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Basel to Madrid do I depart from? Which Madrid train station from Basel do I arrive in?

Some of the Basel train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Basel SBB   and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the Basel train station located? Where is the Madrid train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

How many trains per day are there between Basel and Madrid?
The average number of trains departing Basel for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Madrid
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to Madrid.