The cheapest trains from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Cheapest

$58

Average

$58

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 $ 58 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 58.

Cheapest
07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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$581One-way
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07:05PMMadrid Chamartín4h07 11:12PMSantander
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$581One-way
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02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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$581One-way

Timetable 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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07:05PMMadrid Chamartín4h07 11:12PMSantander
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Sun
Sep 19
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$278Vueling
Mon
Sep 20
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$226Air Nostrum
Tue
Sep 21
$52Renfe
$37Alsa
$191Air Nostrum
Wed
Sep 22
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$37Alsa
$197Vueling
Thu
Sep 23
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$192Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$146Vueling
Sat
Sep 25
$58Renfe
$56Alsa Supra
$124Air Nostrum
Sun
Sep 26
$58Renfe
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$76Air Nostrum
Mon
Sep 27
$52Renfe
$37Alsa
$76Air Nostrum
Tue
Sep 28
$45Renfe
$37Alsa
$124Air Nostrum
Wed
Sep 29
$26Renfe
$37Alsa
$76Air Nostrum
Thu
Sep 30
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$124Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 1
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$191Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 2
$58Renfe
$56Alsa Supra
$98Air Nostrum
Sun
Oct 3
$58Renfe
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$76Air Nostrum
Mon
Oct 4
$39Renfe
$37Alsa
$76Air Nostrum
Tue
Oct 5
$39Renfe
$37Alsa
$67Air Nostrum
Wed
Oct 6
$19Renfe
$37Alsa
$67Air Nostrum
Thu
Oct 7
$52Renfe
$37Alsa
$67Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 8
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$205Vueling
Sat
Oct 9
$58Renfe
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$67Air Nostrum

The fastest trains from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for Sep 20

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 5 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.

These direct trains cover the 339 km distance in an average of 4 h 5 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 7 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
07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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$581One-way
Fastest
02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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$581One-way
2nd Fastest
07:05PMMadrid Chamartín4h07 11:12PMSantander
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$581One-way

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Train Information between Madrid and Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Santander cover the 210 miles (339 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $53 (€43), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $39 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander.

Renfe

Renfe trains from Madrid to Santander are available on Omio for as little as $39 (€31). Renfe is Spain’s national train provider offering domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. When traveling on a Renfe train from Madrid to Santander, you can expect to travel 210 miles (339 km). Check Renfe’s train schedules and tickets for the Madrid to Santander journey and find the best option for you.

Renfe is known for its range of train ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Promo, Promo+ and Flexible 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.

Renfe has a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. These train types include 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.

When purchasing your Renfe train tickets from Madrid to Santander, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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
What is the price of the cheapest train from Madrid to Santander?
Train tickets from Madrid to Santander for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $39 (€31)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Santander from Madrid?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Santander train price to come in at an average of $53 (€43)  one way.
How far is Santander from Madrid by train?
The Madrid to Santander train distance is approximately 210 miles (339 km).
What is the Madrid to Santander train travel time?
The train time between Madrid and Santander is on average 4 h 4 min  for the 210 miles (339 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Madrid to Santander by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on 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?

There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your trip from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Santander you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Santander and Santander Valdecilla.

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

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Santander, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from 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 providers for the Madrid to Santander route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Madrid and Santander?
The average number of trains departing Madrid for Santander is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Madrid to Santander? When does the last train depart from Madrid to Santander?
The first Madrid to Santander train departs at 5: 45 AM   and the last train from Madrid to Santander leaves at 5: 08 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Madrid to Santander on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Madrid to Santander to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Madrid to Santander is on average $53 (€43) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Santander from Madrid available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Madrid Chamartín
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Refreshments
Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C