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Train Information from Zurich to Madrid

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

Trains from Zurich to Madrid cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long trip taking on average 20 h 7 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Zurich, Switzerland to Madrid, Spain?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Zurich 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 Zurich?

Entry Requirements:

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

The above information was last checked on 23/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Madrid from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Madrid, Spain?

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

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

Reentry to Switzerland 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland 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 23/09/2021. 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 Madrid to Zurich train here.

What is the distance by train from Zurich to Madrid?
You should expect to travel around 773 miles (1247 km)  between Zurich and Madrid by train.
How many hours does it take from Zurich to Madrid by train?
The Zurich to Madrid train duration is on average 20 h 7 min, which is to be expected when travelling 773 miles (1247 km) to Madrid from Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Zurich to Madrid train leave from? Which Madrid train station do I come into from Zurich?

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Madrid located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Madrid.

How many trains per day are there between Zurich and Madrid?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Zurich to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
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