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Train Information from Madrid to Zurich

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Madrid to Zurich cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long journey taking on average 14 h 19 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 Zürich HB.

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Madrid and Zurich?

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

Can I enter Switzerland from Spain?

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

Do I need to 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Zurich as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Madrid, Spain from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Madrid from Zurich?

Entry into 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 Zurich?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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:

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

Last checked on 23/09/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Madrid from Zurich.

What is the distance to Zurich from Madrid by train?
The train distance from Madrid to Zurich is around 773 miles (1247 km).
What is the average Madrid to Zurich train duration?
The Madrid to Zurich train duration is on average 14 h 19 min, which is to be expected when travelling 773 miles (1247 km) between Madrid and Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Madrid to Zurich, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Zurich do I arrive in?

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 Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

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

Where is the train station in Madrid to go to Zurich? Where is the train station in Zurich located?

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, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Zurich.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Zurich
Madrid Chamartín
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Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C