How to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

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from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

You can get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid on Oct 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $22 (€22) • 1 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $22 (€22) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Ryanair or Renfe Alvia

Travel 301 miles (486 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Ryanair or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.

How to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, 58,20% 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 Santiago de Compostela 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€22) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A flight is generally $29 (€28) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $51 (€49) from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.

A flight is generally $35 (€33) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $57 (€55) from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.

The quickest way to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 9 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 8 h.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 3 h 20 min.

Madrid is approximately 301 miles (486 km) away from Santiago de Compostela.

The average frequency per day from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is:

  • 3 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Santiago de Compostela Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid depart from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Santiago de Compostela to Madrid tickets on Omio for $51 (€49).
  • Ryanair can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid for $22 (€22) on Omio.
  • Renfe Alvia can get you to Madrid by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe Alvia from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid for $57 (€55) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Alsa or Alsa Supra.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Iberia Express or Ryanair.
  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe Alvia.

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 route.

Omio customers who travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid often also extend their vacation to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $51 (€49) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $22 (€22) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $57 (€55) one way on average.

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

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