Madrid to Zurich train

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Zurich

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesRenfe SNCF or Renfe AVE

Trains from Madrid to Zurich cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long trip taking on average 28 h 47 min with our travel partners like Renfe SNCF or Renfe AVE. 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.

Train companies: Renfe-SNCF and AVE trains Madrid to Zurich

Renfe-SNCF and AVE will get you to Zurich from Madrid at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


Find cheap tickets for Renfe-SNCF trains from Madrid to Zurich on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Madrid to Zurich train timetable from Renfe-SNCF, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 773 miles (1247 km) trip between Madrid and Zurich, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Madrid to Zurich in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Renfe-SNCF trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the Renfe-SNCF train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Zurich from Madrid and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Madrid and Zurich with Renfe-SNCF!

Madrid to Zurich train information with Renfe-SNCF:

  • Average Duration: 30 h 20 min
  • Renfe-SNCF frequency: 1 a day

Travel 773 miles (1247 km) to Zurich from Madrid comfortably with AVE, the high-speed trains from Spain’s national railway operator, Renfe. As an official travel partner of Renfe AVE, we show you all the AVE train timetables and the best deals for the Madrid to Zurich journey so you can spend more time enjoying your holiday. Simply check the AVE train times and tickets for the journey, including the Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets, and book cheap AVE tickets between Madrid and Zurich. Renfe also offers discount cards that you can add when buying your tickets with Omio, such as the + Renfe Youth 50 Card and the Gold Card.

AVE trains connect the most important cities in the country in just a few hours and offer a multitude of timetables throughout the day for greater comfort and flexibility. The AVE is undoubtedly Renfe's most popular train; with its high speed of up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes, AVE is one of the fastest trains in the entire world. All AVE trains have a restaurant, WC, WiFi and entertainment on board.

Madrid to Zurich train information with AVE:

  • Average Duration: 27 h 15 min
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Zurich

Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Zurich.

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Zurich, 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 02/07/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Madrid to Zurich as this information can change.

Return travel from Switzerland to Spain is: Fully open.

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

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Requirements for reentering:

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

Last checked on 01/07/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Madrid from Zurich.

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Madrid and Zurich via train to be approximately 773 miles (1247 km).
The Madrid to Zurich train duration is on average 28 h 47 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 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 Oerlikon.

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

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 Zürich HB, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

When taking a train from Madrid to Zurich, you can count on Renfe SNCF or Renfe AVE for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Madrid to Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Madrid for Zurich is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Madrid at 13: 25. The last train leaves from Madrid at 20: 40. Check Omio for the latest train times from Madrid to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 Zurich.
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Phone Number
+34 912432343
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Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
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
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