How to get from Santander to Madrid by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Santander to Madrid is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||210 miles (339 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$37 - $56|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $37 (€32) • 1 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $37 (€32) • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||Iberia or Renfe Alvia|
Travel 210 miles (339 km) by flight or train 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Iberia or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Santander to Madrid.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $31 (€27). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Renfe is Spain’s national travel company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These travel types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter travel and Trenhotel night travel.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Iberia is Spain’s leading airline, headquartered in Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas in Madrid, offering flights around Europe and across the world. It offers different fares for your next travel from Santander to Madrid including: Basic Fare, Classic Fare, Flexible Fare and Business Club.
There are 2 travel options from Santander to Madrid. You can take a flight or train.
The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Santander is by taking a flight, which costs on average $37 (€32).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Santander to Madrid:
Taking a flight costs $19 (€17) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $56 (€49).
The fastest way to get to Madrid from Santander is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.
Other travel options to Madrid take longer:
Train takes on average 4 h 14 min.
The distance is approximately 210 miles (339 km) from Santander to Madrid.
The average frequency per day from Santander to Madrid is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Santander to Madrid as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Santander to Madrid:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Santander to Madrid with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Madrid 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 trip.
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