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Train Information between Madrid and 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 journey taking on average 13 h 16 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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Madrid and Basel?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

When travelling in Switzerland, 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 28/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Basel before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Basel, Switzerland to Madrid, Spain?

The restriction level for your return train to Madrid, Spain from Basel is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Madrid from Basel restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Basel closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Madrid to Basel?
The Madrid to Basel train distance is approximately 743 miles (1199 km).
How long does it take from Madrid to Basel by train?
The train time to Basel from Madrid is on average 13 h 16 min  for the 743 miles (1199 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Madrid to Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Madrid and arrival train station in Basel?

When taking a train from Madrid, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When you arrive in Basel, your train can arrive in train stations including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Basel SBB.

Where do I find the Madrid train station to Basel? Where is the Basel train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Madrid.

The most popular arrival train station, Basel SBB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Basel.

How many trains are there between Madrid and Basel a day?
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

Madrid
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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Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
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