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Overview: Train from Alicante to Santander

distanceDistance392 miles (633 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$79 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Alicante to Santander cover the 392 miles (633 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 40 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $79 (€65), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $42 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Santander.

Train providers: Renfe from Alicante to Santander trains

Travel to Santander from Alicante from $42 (€35) with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.


Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Renfe's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Alicante and Santander are the following:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Alicante to Santander

    The distance of 830 kilometres between Alicante and Santander is covered daily by direct connections and 1 transfer. Most direct routes run through high-speed sections, where trains run at 250 km/h and manage to reduce journey times to a minimum. Currently, a non-stop journey takes less than 8 hours.

    What trains go from Alicante to Santander?

    Alicante Santander trains operate under the management of the railway company Renfe. The direct trips take Alvia trains that offer a high level of comfort and a varied audiovisual entertainment on board. The 1-stop routes are carried out jointly by the Alvia fleet and Long Distance. The first part of these journeys is on high-speed tracks, and the second part is on conventional width sections.

    How long does the train from Alicante to Santander take?

    The direct routes are in charge of Alvia and last 7 hours and 45 minutes. Alicante Santander trains, which operate by 1 stopover, take 8 hours and 32 minutes to complete their journey. Alvia and Long Distance tickets allow free travel on commuter lines 4 hours prior to train departure and 4 hours after arrival in Santander.

    How many trains are there from Alicante to Santander?

    From Monday to Saturday there are 2 daily train connections between Alicante and Santander. One of these links is made directly, while the other includes a transfer at the Madrid-Chamartín station. On Sundays there are 3 connections a day; of these, 1 is direct and 2 are made by means of a transfer in the Spanish capital.

    Where do the trains from Alicante to Santander depart from and arrive at?

    Alicante-Terminal Station: is located in Avenida Salamanca, next to a shopping mall. The railway complex communicates with other districts of Alicante through the lines 5, 6, 12 and 4 of urban bus. Inside the station there are several car rental agencies, cafeterias, shops, police station, automatic teller machines, lockers and bookstore.

    Santander Station: is located in the Plaza de las Estaciones, a few minutes' walk from the urban centre. Its 2-storey premises include gift shops, cafeterias, slogans, ticket sales, post office and car rental counters. Buses 20, 19 and 23 link the station to the downtown area and other urban areas.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Alicante to Santander

    Travel by train to Santander easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Alicante to Santander.

    How much does a cheap train between Alicante and Santander cost?

    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Alicante to Santander for the next 7 days starting from $42 (€35)  one way.

    How much does it cost to take a train to Santander from Alicante?

    The train price to Santander from Alicante is on average $79 (€65)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

    What is the distance to Santander from Alicante by train?

    You should expect to travel around 392 miles (633 km)  to Santander from Alicante by train.

    How long is the train ride to Santander from Alicante?

    While the time it takes to travel 392 miles (633 km) between Alicante and Santander can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Alicante to Santander train journey time is on average 7 h 40 min.

    What station does the train from Alicante to Santander depart from? Which Santander train station do I come into from Alicante?

    When taking the train to Santander from Alicante, you can choose to depart from train stations like Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. Your journey can end in train stations such as Santander and Santander Valdecilla.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Alicante-Terminal   and arrive in Santander.

    Where is the departure train station in Alicante located? Where is the arrival train station in Santander located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Alicante-Terminal, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Santander, located 0.6 miles (870 m) away from the city center.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Alicante to Santander?

    When taking a train from Alicante to Santander, you can count on Renfe for the best way to get you to Santander. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Santander from Alicante and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many trains are there from Alicante to Santander a day?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Alicante to Santander. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When can I take the first train from Alicante to Santander? When can I take the last train for the day?

    The earliest train departing from Alicante to Santander leaves at 9: 35 AM. The last train departing from Alicante to Santander leaves at 9: 35 AM. You can find the latest Alicante to Santander train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I book train tickets to Santander from Alicante to score the best deals?

    If you buy a train ticket from Alicante to Santander within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $79 (€65) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Alicante and Santander are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Alicante-Terminal is the most popular Alicante railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Alicante for your trip to Santander.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +34 912320320
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 15 - 24: 00
    Public transit options for Alicante-Terminal
    Bus lines: C1, C6, 06, 09
    Train lines: L1, L2, C1, C3