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.
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4 h 10 m
4 h 17 m
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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.
|Distance||210 miles (339 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||$55 (€48)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train companies||Renfe Alvia, Renfe Intercity, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe|
Trains from Santander to Madrid cover the 210 miles (339 km) long route taking on average 4 h 17 min with our travel partners like Renfe Alvia, Renfe Intercity, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $50 (€44), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.
For as little as $50 (€44) you can travel by train from Santander to Madrid with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
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.
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:
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.
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