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Overview: Train 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 trip 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

Is cross-border travel by train between Madrid, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

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

Is international entry into Zurich from Madrid restricted?

International entry 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?

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
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Madrid and Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

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
  • 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
  • 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 23/01/2022. 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 by train from Madrid to Zurich?

You should expect to travel around 773 miles (1247 km)  from Madrid to Zurich by train.

What is the average Madrid to Zurich train duration?

On average the Madrid to Zurich train time is 14 h 19 min  covering the 773 miles (1247 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Madrid to Zurich do I depart from? Which Zurich train station from Madrid do I arrive in?

Some of the Madrid train stations to Zurich you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Zurich include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Zurich, called Zürich HB, is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from its city centre.

How many train services are there between Madrid and 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Zurich
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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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