Madrid to Basel train

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Basel

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

Trains from Madrid to Basel cover the 743 miles (1199 km) long route taking on average 24 h 10 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Basel SBB.

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 09/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Basel as this information can change.

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

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

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

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

The government of Spain 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 19/05/2022. 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 Basel to Madrid train here.

The distance to Basel from Madrid by train is approximately 743 miles (1199 km).
The Madrid to Basel train duration is on average 24 h 10 min, which is to be expected when travelling 743 miles (1199 km) between Madrid and Basel. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Basel you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Basel SBB.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Basel SBB, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

The average number of trains departing Madrid for Basel is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Basel
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your journey to Basel.
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Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10

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