|Distance||210 miles (339 km)|
|Average bus duration||9 h 32 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$37 (€30)|
|Bus companies||Alsa or Alsa Supra|
Buses from Madrid to Santander cover the 210 miles (339 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 32 min with our travel partners like Alsa or Alsa Supra. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $37 (€30), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $37 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking).
You can travel by bus between Madrid and Santander with Alsa for as low as $37 (€30). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
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.
Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Alsa bus ticket between Madrid and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a few bus stations in Madrid to start your route from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Santander you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking), Santander, Universidad and Santander, Plaza Estaciones.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking).
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival bus station in Santander, called Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking), is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.
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