The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 55 m
9 h 19 m
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Of the 14 buses that leave Santiago de Compostela for Madrid every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||301 miles (486 km)|
|Average bus duration||9 h|
|Average bus ticket price||$50 (€49)|
|Bus providers||Infobus, Alsa, Alsa Supra or Flixbus|
Buses from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid cover the 301 miles (486 km) long journey taking on average 9 h with our travel partners like Infobus, Alsa, Alsa Supra or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $50 (€49), but the average price of bus tickets is $50 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from Santiago De Compostela and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
For as little as $50 (€49) you can travel by bus from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Passengers can choose every day between numerous buses that cover the route Santiago de Compostela-Madrid. Most routes are direct, although there are also itineraries with transshipment in Lugo or Oporto. The route begins at the Santiago de Compostela bus station and ends at the Sur station, at terminal 4 at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport or at Moncloa. The fastest buses complete their journey in less than 9 hours.
The Santiago de Compostela Madrid buses are programmed by the Spanish multinational Alsa, which operates the Normal and Supra Economy services for this route. Both offer state-of-the-art buses with toilet, Canal Ociobus with movies and series and free wifi connection.
The fastest Santiago de Compostela Madrid buses complete their journey in 8 hours and 55 minutes. While buses with 1 transfer have an estimated duration of 9 hours and 25 minutes.
There are 11 Santiago de Compostela Madrid buses available daily. All of them are direct except for 2, the one that makes the transfer in Lugo and the one that stops in Oporto. The number of buses decreases on weekends, with 9 buses on Saturdays and 7 on Sundays.
Bus station in Santiago de Compostela : it is located in the north of the city, very close to the buildings of the Xunta de Galicia. Travelers can travel from downtown Santiago to this station by taking bus #5. The journey takes about 12 minutes. This station offers different services, such as free wifi network, parcel service, cafeteria, restaurant, lockers and locker.
South bus station, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport terminal 4 and Moncloa interchange : Sur station is part of the Méndez Álvaro station complex, south of Madrid. The city centre can be reached in 10 minutes by subway line 3. If the journey ends at Airport Terminal 4, travellers can take Metro Line 8 to get to the centre of Madrid in 15 minutes. For its part, the Moncloa Interchange is located in the centre of Madrid, and has ATMs, shops, cafeterias and kiosks.
Some of the Santiago de Compostela bus stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Aeropuerto de Santiago - Rosalía de Castro and Santiago de Compostela, Estación de Autobuses. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Madrid include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Santiago De Compostela and arriving in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Santiago De Compostela and travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel approximately 3 miles (4.9 km) from the bus station to the city center in Madrid.
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