Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Santander

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Cheapest

$52

Average

$57

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.

The average ticket from Madrid to Santander will cost around $ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 52.

Cheapest
07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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$521One-way
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07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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$581One-way
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02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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$581One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:25PMMadrid Chamartín4h22 07:47PMSantander
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$581One-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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03:25PMMadrid Chamartín4h22 07:47PMSantander
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07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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Fri
Jan 28
$52Renfe Alvia
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$79Iberia
Sat
Jan 29
$39Renfe Alvia
$54Alsa Supra
$72Iberia
Sun
Jan 30
$58Renfe Alvia
$54Alsa Supra
$34Iberia
Mon
Jan 31
$39Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$158Iberia
Tue
Feb 1
$32Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$34Iberia
Wed
Feb 2
$26Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$72Iberia
Thu
Feb 3
$26Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$34Iberia
Fri
Feb 4
$23Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$72Iberia
Sat
Feb 5
$23Renfe Alvia
$54Alsa Supra
$34Iberia
Sun
Feb 6
$39Renfe Alvia
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$34Iberia
Mon
Feb 7
$26Renfe Alvia
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$76Iberia
Tue
Feb 8
$23Renfe Alvia
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$72Iberia
Wed
Feb 9
$23Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$34Iberia
Thu
Feb 10
$23Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$72Iberia
Fri
Feb 11
$32Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$34Iberia
Sat
Feb 12
$26Renfe Alvia
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Sun
Feb 13
$58Renfe Alvia
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$34Iberia
Mon
Feb 14
$32Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$34Iberia
Tue
Feb 15
$19Renfe Alvia
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$34Iberia
Wed
Feb 16
$19Renfe Alvia
$35Alsa
$34Iberia

Fastest train times from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for Jan 28

Fastest Journey

4 h 4 m

Average

4 h 9 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

339 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Madrid for Santander every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 339 km distance in an average of 4 h 9 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 4 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 22 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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$581One-way
2nd Fastest
02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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$581One-way
2nd Fastest
07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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$521One-way
03:25PMMadrid Chamartín4h22 07:47PMSantander
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$581One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€33)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Santander cover the 210 miles (339 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $40 (€33), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $26 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander.

Train providers: Renfe from Madrid to Santander trains

Buy your official Renfe train tickets between Madrid and Santander from $26 (€22) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Santander trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train to Santander from Madrid:

    • 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.


    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 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

    How much do cheap train tickets between Madrid and Santander cost?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Madrid to Santander for the next 7 days starting from $26 (€22)  one way.

    What is the price of a train ticket from Madrid to Santander?

    The train price from Madrid to Santander is on average $40 (€33)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

    How many miles is it from Madrid to Santander by train?

    The Madrid to Santander train distance is approximately 210 miles (339 km).

    How long is the train from Madrid to Santander?

    The Madrid to Santander train duration is on average 4 h 5 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.

    When traveling by train from Madrid to Santander, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Santander do I arrive in?

    When taking the train to Santander from Madrid, you can choose to depart from train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Your route can end in train stations such as Santander and Santander Valdecilla.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Santander.

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

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Santander most often arrive at Santander and need to travel around 0.6 miles (870 m) from this train station to the city center.

    What train companies offer a service from Madrid to Santander?

    If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Santander, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Santander. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Madrid to Santander journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Is there a direct train from Madrid to Santander?

    Yes, you can search for direct trains from Madrid to Santander on Omio with Renfe Alvia or Renfe Intercity, 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.

    What time is the earliest train from Madrid to Santander? What time is the last train from Madrid to Santander?

    The earliest train for this route departs from Madrid at 6: 45 AM. The last train leaves from Madrid at 6: 08 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Madrid to Santander and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Madrid and Santander for the best deals?

    If you purchase the Madrid to Santander train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $40 (€33). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Madrid to Santander. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Santander
    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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    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