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Madrid to Basel by train
Fastest journey13hr 16m
Trains per day12
Avg. journey time23hr 21m
Travelling from Madrid to Basel by train
Fast trains from Madrid to Basel take around 13 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,201 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Basel.
1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Basel?
Journeys between Madrid and Basel usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Madrid to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Basel?
The Madrid to Basel train travel time is normally about 13 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Madrid to Basel train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 05:50 and the last train is around 21:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Madrid around 06:20, and the last at 21:30.
When to book Madrid to Basel train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Basel by train.
Which train companies operate between Madrid and Basel?
More than one train company operates on the route from Madrid to Basel, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Intercités de Nuit
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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