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Bus Information to Santander from Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h 32 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$37 (€30)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesAlsa 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).

Bus companies

Alsa Madrid – Santander

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

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:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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
    How much does a cheap bus between Madrid and Santander cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Madrid and Santander for the next 7 days starting from $37 (€30)  one way.
    What is the price of a bus ticket to Santander from Madrid?
    If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Santander bus to cost on average $37 (€30)  one way.
    What is the distance between Madrid and Santander by bus?
    The Madrid to Santander bus distance is approximately 210 miles (339 km).
    How long is a bus to Santander from Madrid on average?
    The bus time between Madrid and Santander is on average 9 h 32 min  for the 210 miles (339 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Santander from Madrid by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What bus station in Madrid goes to Santander? What bus station do I come into Santander from Madrid?

    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).

    Where is the bus station in Madrid? Where is the bus station in Santander?

    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.

    What bus providers go from Madrid to Santander?
    If you're looking for buses from Madrid to Santander, you can rely on Alsa or Alsa Supra to get you to Santander. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Madrid to Santander route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    What are the first and last departure bus times from Madrid to Santander?
    You can take the earliest bus from Madrid to Santander at 10: 30 PM   or take the last bus from Madrid to Santander leaving at 10: 30 PM. Look for the latest Madrid to Santander bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.
    How early should I buy Madrid to Santander bus tickets to get the best deals?
    If you buy a bus ticket from Madrid to Santander within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $37 (€30) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Madrid to Santander are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Santander
    Madrid America
    Amenities
    Madrid Est. Sur
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10