Cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$52

Average

$54

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 Santander to Madrid will cost around $ 54 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 52.

Cheapest
07:00PMSantander4h07 11:07PMMadrid Chamartín
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$521One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:00PMSantander4h00 06:00PMMadrid Chamartín
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$521One-way
07:05AMSantander4h10 11:15AMMadrid Chamartín
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$591One-way

Train schedule from Santander to Madrid

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07:05AMSantander4h10 11:15AMMadrid Chamartín
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02:00PMSantander4h00 06:00PMMadrid Chamartín
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07:00PMSantander4h07 11:07PMMadrid Chamartín
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Wed
Jan 26
$52Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$106Iberia
Thu
Jan 27
$59Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$109Iberia
Fri
Jan 28
$46Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$59Iberia
Sat
Jan 29
$46Renfe Alvia
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$59Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 30
$59Renfe Intercity
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$66Iberia
Mon
Jan 31
$52Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$80Iberia
Tue
Feb 1
$26Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$66Iberia
Wed
Feb 2
$33Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$59Iberia
Thu
Feb 3
$39Renfe Alvia
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$30Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 4
$39Renfe Alvia
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$80Iberia
Sat
Feb 5
$39Renfe Alvia
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$30Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 6
$46Renfe Alvia
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$59Iberia
Mon
Feb 7
$33Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$59Air Nostrum
Tue
Feb 8
$23Renfe Alvia
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$59Iberia
Wed
Feb 9
$26Renfe Alvia
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$59Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 10
$39Renfe Alvia
$39Alsa
$30Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 11
$33Renfe Alvia
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$62Iberia
Sat
Feb 12
$26Renfe Alvia
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$28Iberia
Sun
Feb 13
$46Renfe Alvia
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$59Iberia
Mon
Feb 14
$26Renfe Alvia
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$28Iberia

Fastest train times from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 5 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

339 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Santander for Madrid 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 .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 10 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
02:00PMSantander4h00 06:00PMMadrid Chamartín
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$521One-way
2nd Fastest
07:00PMSantander4h07 11:07PMMadrid Chamartín
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$521One-way
07:05AMSantander4h10 11:15AMMadrid Chamartín
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$591One-way

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Overview: Train from Santander to Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h
priceAverage train ticket price$50 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Santander to Madrid cover the 210 miles (339 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 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 $50 (€42), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $39 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies: Renfe from Santander to Madrid trains

You can travel by train between Santander and Madrid with Renfe for as low as $39 (€33). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 Santander to Madrid 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 between Santander and 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.

    Train tickets from Santander to Madrid: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 38 €
    2 weeks earlier 32 €19%
    3 weeks earlier 31 €23%
    1 month before 29 €31%
    2 months earlier 31 €23%
    3 months earlier 24 €58.%


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    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Santander - Madrid 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 23% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Santander - Madrid with 2 months in advance you save up to about 23% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 58%.
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    Travel Tips: Trains from Santander to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Santander to Madrid.
    FAQs

    What is the price of the cheapest train from Santander to Madrid?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Santander to Madrid trains for as little as $39 (€33)  in the next 7 days.

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

    The train price from Santander to Madrid is on average $50 (€42)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

    How far is Madrid from Santander by train?

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

    How long is a train between Santander and Madrid on average?

    On average the Santander to Madrid train travel time is 4 h  for the 210 miles (339 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Santander and arrival train station in Madrid?

    When departing from Santander, you have various train station options to start your route from including Santander and Santander Valdecilla. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers book a train from Santander   to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   most frequently for this route.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Santander, is located 0.6 miles (870 m) from the city center of Santander.

    The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city center of Madrid.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Santander to Madrid?

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

    Can I buy a direct train from Santander to Madrid?

    Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Santander to Madrid 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 buy your train ticket.

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

    The average number of trains departing Santander for Madrid is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

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

    The earliest train for this route departs from Santander at 6: 05 AM. The last train leaves from Santander at 6: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Santander to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    When should I book the Santander to Madrid train for the best deals on tickets?

    If you purchase the Santander to Madrid train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $50 (€42). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Santander and Madrid. 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

    Santander
    Madrid
    Santander is the most popular Santander 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 Santander for your trip to Madrid.