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Train Information to Madrid from Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€41)
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 7 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $39 (€31), but the average price of train tickets is $51 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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Travel with Renfe from Santander to Madrid

Buy your official Renfe train tickets from Santander to Madrid from $39 (€31) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

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.

    These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the 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.%


    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.

    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?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid for as low as $39 (€31)  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train from Santander to Madrid?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $51 (€41)  for a train ticket between Santander and Madrid.
    What is the distance to Madrid from Santander by train?
    The Santander to Madrid train distance is approximately 210 miles (339 km).
    How many hours is the train time from Santander to Madrid?
    The train time between Santander and Madrid is on average 4 h 7 min  for the 210 miles (339 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Santander to Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What train station in Santander goes to Madrid? What train station do I come into Madrid from Santander?

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

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

    Where is the train station in Santander to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Santander, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

    What train providers go 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 to Madrid from Santander and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Is there a direct train from Santander to Madrid?
    Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Santander to Madrid. You can look to travel with Renfe  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    How many trains per day are there from Santander to Madrid?
    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 does the first train depart from Santander to Madrid? When does the last train depart from Santander to Madrid?
    The earliest train departing from Santander to Madrid leaves at 7: 10 AM. The last train departing from Santander to Madrid leaves at 5: 00 PM. You can find the latest Santander to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    When should I book the Santander to Madrid train for the best deals on tickets?
    If you book a train ticket from Santander to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $51 (€41) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Santander and Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Madrid Chamartín
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    Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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    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