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Travel Information to Madrid from Basel

distanceDistance743 miles (1199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£79 - £143
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £79 • 31 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £143 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or Flixbus

Travel 743 miles (1199 km) by flight or coach from Basel to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £79. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air France or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Basel to Madrid.

Travel Tips

Travel from Basel to Madrid
Travel 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 Basel to Madrid.
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Madrid, Spain from Basel, Switzerland?

International travel from Basel, Switzerland to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if travelling from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 22/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from Basel.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Basel, Switzerland from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel to Basel, Switzerland from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Spain?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Spain?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 15/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Basel from Madrid.

How do you get from Basel to Madrid?

There are 2 ways to get from Basel to Madrid: flight or coach.

What is the cheapest way to go to Madrid from Basel?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Basel to Madrid. Tickets for a coach cost on average £79.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach is about £64 less than a flight, which costs on average £143 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Basel to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel from Basel to Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 31 h 10 min   of travel time.

How far is Madrid from Basel?

You should expect to travel around 743 miles (1199 km) from Basel to Madrid.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Basel to Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basel to Madrid:

  • Flights most often depart from Basel at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Coaches from Basel to Madrid most often leave from Basel and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Which travel companies can take me from Basel to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Air France to go to Madrid by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air France Basel to Madrid tickets on Omio for £143.
  • Flixbus can get you to Madrid by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Basel to Madrid for £79 on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel to Madrid from Basel?
Looking to extend your trip from Basel to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Basel to Madrid usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets from Basel to Madrid online for the best deals?

When planning your trip to Madrid from Basel, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing £143 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £79 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Basel to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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