Madrid to Santander train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for Dec 10

Cheapest

44

Average

51

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Santander is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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441One-way
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07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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551One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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551One-way

Train schedule from Madrid to Santander

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07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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Fastest train times from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for Dec 10

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 4 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

339 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Madrid for Santander every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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551One-way
2nd Fastest
07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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441One-way
2nd Fastest
02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
0 transfers
551One-way

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Train providers: Renfe from Madrid to Santander trains

Travel from Madrid to Santander on Renfe trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Renfe

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.

Train information from Madrid to Santander with Renfe:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 24 min
  • Renfe frequency: 2 a day



Deutsche Bahn trains from Madrid to Santander

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Madrid to Santander. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Madrid to Santander and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Santander

Travel Tips: 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 Madrid to Santander.
FAQs
You should expect to travel around 210 miles (339 km)  between Madrid and Santander by train.
The Madrid to Santander train duration is on average 4 h 4 min, which is to be expected when traveling 210 miles (339 km) from Madrid to Santander. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Some of the Madrid train stations to Santander you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Santander include Santander and Santander Valdecilla.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arriving in Santander.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Santander and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city center in Santander.

When taking a train from Madrid to Santander, you can count on Renfe Intercity, Renfe or Renfe Alvia for the best way to get you to Santander. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Santander from Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Madrid to Santander on Omio with Renfe Alvia, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Madrid for Santander is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Madrid to Santander leaves at 6: 45 AM. The last train departing from Madrid to Santander leaves at 6: 45 AM. You can find the latest Madrid to Santander train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports in Madrid and Santander

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Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid 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 Madrid for your trip to Santander.
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Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
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