Santander to Madrid train

Wed, Jul 24
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Cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Renfe ALVIA
07:00PM4h26
Santander station
11:26PMMadrid Chamartín
$571One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Renfe ALVIA
07:05AM4h14
Santander station
11:19AMMadrid Chamartín
$571One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Renfe ALVIA
01:55PM4h00
Santander station
05:55PMMadrid Chamartín
$631One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Santander to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24
Renfe ALVIA
07:05AM4h14
Santander station
11:19AMMadrid Chamartín
0 transfers
Renfe ALVIA
01:55PM4h00
Santander station
05:55PMMadrid Chamartín
0 transfers
Renfe ALVIA
07:00PM4h26
Santander station
11:26PMMadrid Chamartín
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 13 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.

Fastest
Renfe ALVIA
01:55PM4h00
Santander station
05:55PMMadrid Chamartín
$631One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Renfe ALVIA
07:05AM4h14
Santander station
11:19AMMadrid Chamartín
$571One-way
0 transfers
Renfe ALVIA
07:00PM4h26
Santander station
11:26PMMadrid Chamartín
$571One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Santander to Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h
priceAverage train ticket price$66 (€57)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe Intercity

Trains from Santander to Madrid cover the 210 miles (339 km) long trip taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe Intercity. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $44 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $66 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train providers: Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA from Santander to Madrid trains

Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA trains will get you to Madrid from Santander from $44 (€38). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Renfe Alvia are high-speed trains with top speeds of up to 250km/h operated by Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. Alvia trains cover most cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, Zaragoza and Cadiz. They are somewhat slower than Renfe AVE and AVLO (high-speed and low cost) but cover more destinations and are a comfortable and effective way of travelling around Spain. Onboard facilities include free WIFI, bike storage and luggage allowance. Alvia trains have two seat classes – Estándar and Confort. Top routes for Renfe Alvia include Barcelona to Pamplona, Madrid to Cádiz and Alicante to Gijón.

Santander to Madrid train information with Renfe ALVIA:

  • Average Duration: 4 h
  • Cheapest Price: $44

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.%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Santander - Madrid. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

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%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Santander to Madrid

FAQs: Travel by train from Santander 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
Cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid can start from as little as $44 (€38) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Santander to Madrid is $66 (€57); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Santander and Madrid is on average 4 h   for the 210 mile (339 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Madrid from Santander by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Santander to Madrid leaves at 5: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Santander to Madrid leaves at 6: 00 PM.
When taking a train from Santander to Madrid, you can count on Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe Intercity for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Santander to Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 00 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Santander, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Madrid from Santander is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Santander to Madrid is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Santander to Madrid including taking a bus, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Santander and Madrid

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Madrid
The major railway station for departures from Santander is Santander. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Santander for your journey between Santander and Madrid.
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