How to get from Madrid to Zurich

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from Madrid to Zurich

You can get from Madrid to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Zurich on 14 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:15Madrid Barajas Airport13h25 09:40Zurich Airport
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20:15Madrid Barajas Airport13h25 09:40Zurich Airport
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18:00Madrid Barajas Airport16h10 10:10Zurich Airport
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11:35Madrid Barajas Airport6h05 17:40Zurich Airport
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15:15Madrid Barajas Airport4h20 19:35Zurich Airport
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Travel Information to Zurich from Madrid

distanceDistance773 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £330
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £5 • 24 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £330 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Europa

Travel 773 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Zurich from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Air Europa among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Madrid to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Zurich

Travel 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.

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 03/08/2022; 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 from Madrid to Zurich.

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Zurich restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 28/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel between Madrid and Zurich including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Zurich is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £5 compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A train is generally £17 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £22 from Madrid to Zurich.

A train is about £324 less than a flight, which costs on average £330 for this journey.

The fastest way from Madrid to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Zurich from Madrid can usually take longer:

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 24 h 8 min   of travel time.

The Madrid to Zurich distance is approximately 773 miles.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Zurich is:

  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Zurich from Madrid as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • Air Europa can take you to Zurich by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Europa from Madrid to Zurich for £330.

Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Zurich with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with Air Europa, Iberia or tab.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Madrid to Zurich.

Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Zurich often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Milan or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £22 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £330 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £5 one way on average.

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

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