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Overview: Train from Zurich to Madrid

distanceDistance773 miles (1247 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe SNCF

Trains from Zurich to Madrid cover the 773 miles (1247 km) long trip taking on average 25 h 1 min with our travel partners like Renfe SNCF. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies: Renfe-SNCF trains Zurich to Madrid

You can travel by train from Zurich to Madrid with Renfe-SNCF. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.


Looking for trains to Madrid from Zurich? Renfe-SNCF is one of the best companies to travel with on the 773 miles (1247 km) trip to Madrid from Zurich. As an official travel partner of Renfe-SNCF, Omio quickly shows you the latest Renfe-SNCF train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Zurich to Madrid routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Renfe-SNCF train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Zurich and Madrid, you can quickly see if the Renfe-SNCF ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Zurich - Madrid train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Renfe-SNCF!

Zurich to Madrid train information with Renfe-SNCF:

  • Average Duration: 25 h 1 min
  • Renfe-SNCF frequency: 2 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Madrid

Travel by train to Madrid 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 Zurich to Madrid.

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

Can I enter Spain from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 24/06/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Madrid as this information can change.

The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Madrid is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Zurich from Madrid restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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:

  • Social distancing required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 25/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

The distance to Madrid from Zurich by train is approximately 773 miles (1247 km).
On average the Zurich to Madrid train time is 25 h 1 min  covering the 773 miles (1247 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. 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.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

When taking a train from Zurich to Madrid, you can count on Renfe SNCF for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Zurich and Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Zurich to Madrid. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Zurich to Madrid train departs at 12: 25   and the last train from Zurich to Madrid leaves at 12: 25. Check out the most up-to-date Zurich to Madrid train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Madrid.

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