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from Santander to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Santander to Madrid on Oct 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:25AMSantander Airport1h05 10:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2101One-way
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09:25AMSantander Airport1h05 10:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2101One-way
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09:15AMSantander Airport5h30 02:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2641One-way
05:45PMSantander Airport1h05 06:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$3541One-way
09:15AMSantander Airport9h45 07:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$2791One-way

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Sun
Oct 24
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$210Air Nostrum
Mon
Oct 25
$52Renfe
$190Vueling
Tue
Oct 26
$39Renfe
$141Vueling
Wed
Oct 27
$51Renfe
$138Vueling
Thu
Oct 28
$52Renfe
$113Air Nostrum
Fri
Oct 29
$58Renfe
$83Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 30
$52Renfe
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Sun
Oct 31
$58Renfe
$109Iberia
Mon
Nov 1
$58Renfe
$210Iberia
Tue
Nov 2
$52Renfe
$304Iberia
Wed
Nov 3
$32Renfe
$109Iberia
Thu
Nov 4
$39Renfe
$109Iberia
Fri
Nov 5
$45Renfe
$61Iberia
Sat
Nov 6
$39Renfe
$83Iberia
Sun
Nov 7
$58Renfe
$83Air Nostrum
Mon
Nov 8
$34Renfe
$83Iberia
Tue
Nov 9
$39Renfe
$175Iberia
Wed
Nov 10
$26Renfe
$175Iberia
Thu
Nov 11
$32Renfe
$61Air Nostrum
Fri
Nov 12
$52Renfe
$83Iberia

Travel Information from Santander to Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€31) • 4 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€61) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa Supra or Renfe

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 210 miles (339 km) from Santander to 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 $38 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Iberia, Alsa Supra or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Santander to Madrid.

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How to get from Santander to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Santander to Madrid, 82,02% 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 Santander to Madrid 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
What are the ways to get from Santander to Madrid?

There are 3 ways to travel from Santander to Madrid including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Santander to Madrid?

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Santander is by taking a train, which costs on average $38 (€31).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A train is $36 (€30) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Santander to Madrid costing on average $75 (€61).

Taking a train is about $17 (€14) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $55 (€45) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Santander to Madrid?

The fastest way from Santander to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 14 min.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 4 h 10 min.

What is the distance from Santander to Madrid?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Santander to Madrid is:

  • 3 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Santander and Madrid, what are the departure and arrival points in Santander and Madrid?

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

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

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

  • You can go to Madrid from Santander by plane with Iberia. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $75 (€61) with Iberia from Santander to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can travel between Santander and Madrid by bus with Alsa Supra. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $55 (€45) with Alsa Supra from Santander to Madrid.
  • You can travel to Madrid from Santander by train with Renfe. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $38 (€31) with Renfe from Santander to Madrid.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Santander to Madrid?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Santander to Madrid often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Santander and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets from Santander to Madrid online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Santander to Madrid, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $75 (€61) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $55 (€45) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $38 (€31) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Santander to Madrid tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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