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from Madrid to Santander

You can get from Madrid to Santander by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Santander on Jan 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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$261One-way
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07:45AMMadrid Chamartín4h05 11:50AMSantander
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07:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h05 08:45AMSantander Airport
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07:08PMMadrid Chamartín4h04 11:12PMSantander
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$461One-way
02:10PMMadrid Chamartín4h05 06:15PMSantander
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Tue
Jan 25
$26Renfe Alvia
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Wed
Jan 26
$33Renfe Alvia
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Thu
Jan 27
$39Renfe Alvia
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Fri
Jan 28
$46Renfe Alvia
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Jan 29
$33Renfe Alvia
$54Alsa Supra
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Jan 30
$59Renfe Alvia
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Mon
Jan 31
$39Renfe Alvia
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Feb 1
$26Renfe Alvia
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Feb 2
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Thu
Feb 3
$26Renfe Alvia
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Fri
Feb 4
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Sat
Feb 5
$23Renfe Alvia
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Sun
Feb 6
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Mon
Feb 7
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Tue
Feb 8
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Wed
Feb 9
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Thu
Feb 10
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Fri
Feb 11
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Feb 12
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Feb 13
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Travel Information between Madrid and Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $25 (€21) • 4 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $42 (€34) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 210 miles (339 km) to Santander from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€21). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Iberia, Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Madrid to Santander.

How to get from Madrid to Santander

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Madrid to Santander, 68,75% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Madrid to Santander and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I go from Madrid to Santander?

You can travel to Santander from Madrid 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Santander?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Santander is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€21) compared to other travel options to Santander:

Taking a train is usually $16 (€13) less than taking a flight to Santander, which costs on average $42 (€34) for the same trip.

A train is $14 (€11) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Madrid to Santander costing on average $39 (€32).

What is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to Santander?

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Santander is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 22 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 4 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Madrid to Santander?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Madrid to Santander?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Santander is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Santander from Madrid as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Santander?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Madrid to Santander:

  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Santander Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking).
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander at Santander.

Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Santander?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Santander:

  • You can go to Santander from Madrid by plane with Iberia. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $42 (€34) with Iberia from Madrid to Santander on Omio.
  • You can go to Santander from Madrid by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $39 (€32) with Alsa from Madrid to Santander on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Madrid to Santander with Renfe Alvia. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€21) with Renfe Alvia from Madrid to Santander.

Can I travel directly between Madrid and Santander?

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Santander with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Santander with Renfe Alvia with 3 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Santander tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Santander?

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Santander? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Santander usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Bilbao, Barcelona or Valladolid. If you're looking to explore Bilbao, Barcelona or Valladolid from Santander, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy Madrid to Santander tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Santander, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $42 (€34) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $39 (€32) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $25 (€21) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Santander online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.