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Travel Information to Madrid from Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$24 - $47
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $24 (€21) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $24 (€21) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Ryanair or Renfe (3)

Travel 301 miles (486 km) by bus, train or flight to Madrid from Santiago de Compostela. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa, Ryanair or Renfe (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.

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from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

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

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bus

The best way to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
10:45AM9h30
Santiago de Compostela
08:15PMMadrid
$661One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Alsa
10:45AM9h30
Santiago de Compostela
08:15PMMadrid
$661One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Iberia
01:45PM1h15
Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
03:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$4071One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Alsa
10:45AM9h45
Santiago de Compostela
08:30PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$661One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
10:45AM10h15
Santiago de Compostela
09:00PMMadrid
$661One-way
0 transfers
Alsa
08:00AM11h30
Santiago de Compostela
07:30PMMadrid
$661One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
06:45AM12h15
Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
07:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2521One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
02:00PM8h00
Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
10:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$2861One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
02:00PM5h00
Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
07:00PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3031One-way
1 transfer

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How to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

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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 on Ryanair, Renfe and Vueling Airlines travel between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel 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 Santiago de Compostela to Madrid trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Air Europa is Spain's 3rd most popular airline with flights around Europe and the rest of the world and a choice between Economy or Business fares for your travel to Madrid from Santiago de Compostela.

        FAQs: Travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

        FAQs: Travel to Madrid easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.
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        There are 3 travel options from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. You can take a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $24 (€21) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

        Taking a flight costs $3 (€3) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $27 (€24).

        A flight is $23 (€20) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid costing on average $47 (€41).

        The quickest way to travel between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 7 h 55 min of travel time.

        Taking a train requires on average 3 h 20 min of travel time.

        You should expect to travel around 301 miles (486 km) between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid.

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

        • Around 3 buses per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid as scheduled services by bus, train or flight 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, Aeropuerto de Santiago - Rosalía de Castro to Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
        • Most travelers board their plane from Santiago de Compostela Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
        • Most travelers take a train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

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

        • You can travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by bus with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Alsa Supra, Infobus or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $27 (€24) with Alsa from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.
        • You can go to Madrid from Santiago de Compostela by plane with Ryanair, Iberia, Iberia Express, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines or Air Nostrum. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $24 (€21) with Iberia from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid on Omio.
        • You can travel from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train with Renfe (3), Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $47 (€41) with Renfe ALVIA from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.

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

        • You'll find 3 direct buses a day to Madrid with Alsa or Alsa Supra.

        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.

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