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Overview: Bus from Madrid to Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 47 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$41 (€34)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAlsa or Alsa Supra

Buses from Madrid to Santander cover the 210 miles (339 km) long route taking on average 7 h 47 min with our travel partners like Alsa or Alsa Supra. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $35 (€30), but the average price of bus tickets is $41 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking).

Bus companies: Alsa from Madrid to Santander

Buy your official Alsa bus tickets from Madrid to Santander from $35 (€30) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Alsa

Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

  • Average Price: $35

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Buses Madrid to Santander

Bus trips through Spain are a great way to see as much of the country as possible and travel at very low cost. Especially for travellers with a lot of luggage, the bus option is usually the cheapest way to get from one place to another. Those who want to get from Madrid to the north coast of Spain can use the bus Madrid - Santander. The cities are about 400 kilometres apart, which takes about 5 hours by buses. Several buses travel this route every day, so travellers can travel from the capital to the north at many times.

Which bus companies operate from Madrid to Santander?

For the Madrid - Santander bus connection, the Spanish company ALSA offers all the services. ALSA is by far the largest bus tour operator in Spain. Travellers have been able to travel between cities in the country on ALSA buses for more than 60 years.

How long does the bus ride from Madrid to Santander?

take?

The direct journey from Madrid to Santander by buses takes about 5 to 6 hours. For all connections with a stopover, part of the route is covered by train, offered by Renfe or Renfe AVE. In most cases you will first take the train to Palencia and from there take the buses to Santander. Travellers must allow at least 7 hours for this connection.

How often can you travel by bus from Madrid to Santander?

The route between Madrid and Santander is the easiest way to get from the capital to the north coast of Spain. Therefore at least 20 connections between the two cities are offered daily. The first buses in Madrid usually leave very early in the morning. The last buses, on the other hand, run in the evening.

Bus stations on the route Madrid - Santander?

At which bus station does the bus depart from in Madrid? ALSA's buses depart from in Madrid either at the airport or at the bus station Madrid Interc. Av América. The airport is about 12 kilometres from the city centre, while the bus station is in the city centre. Renfe trains also depart from Madrid Chamartín station.

At which bus station does the bus arrive in Santander? In Santander all buses arrive at the bus station at Plaza Estaciones. The bus station is located directly at the harbour and very centrally in the city centre. From here, travellers can either take a taxi or even walk, depending on where their hotel is or where they want to go next.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Madrid to Santander?

Bus tickets from Madrid to Santander for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $35 (€30)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a bus ticket from Madrid to Santander?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $41 (€34)  for a bus ticket from Madrid to Santander.

How many miles is it from Madrid to Santander by bus?

The bus distance from Madrid to Santander is around 210 miles (339 km).

How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Santander?

The Madrid to Santander bus duration is on average 7 h 47 min, which is to be expected when traveling 210 miles (339 km) between Madrid and Santander. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What bus station in Madrid goes to Santander? What bus station do I come into Santander from Madrid?

When departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When arriving in Santander, you can end your route in bus stations like Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking), Santander, Universidad and Santander, Plaza Estaciones.

Omio customers book a bus from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking)   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Madrid bus station to Santander? Where is the Santander bus station?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking), located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center.

What bus companies go from Madrid to Santander?

Take the Madrid to Santander bus with Alsa or Alsa Supra. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the trip to Santander from Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

What are the first and last departure bus times from Madrid to Santander?

The first Madrid to Santander bus departs at 5: 15 AM   and the last bus from Madrid to Santander leaves at 11: 30 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Madrid to Santander on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

When should I purchase the Madrid to Santander bus for the best deals on tickets?

If you purchase the Madrid to Santander bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $41 (€34). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Madrid and Santander. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.