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Train Information from Madrid to Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Santander cover the 210 miles (339 km) long route taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £33, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander.

Train companies

Renfe between Madrid and Santander

Renfe trains will get you between Madrid and Santander from £28. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains 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 travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Santander trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    When purchasing your Renfe train tickets between Madrid and Santander, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid to Santander
    Travel by train to Santander 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 Madrid to Santander.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets to Santander from Madrid cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Madrid to Santander for some dates and times for as low as £28  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Madrid to Santander?
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Santander train price to come in at an average of £33  one way.
    What is the distance to Santander from Madrid via train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Madrid to Santander via train to be approximately 210 miles (339 km).
    How long does it take from Madrid to Santander by train?
    On average the train from Madrid to Santander duration is 4 h 4 min  for the 210 miles (339 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station in Madrid goes to Santander? Which train station do I come into Santander from Madrid?

    Some of the Madrid train stations to Santander you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Santander include Santander and Santander Valdecilla.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arriving in Santander.

    Where is the train station in Madrid to go to Santander? Where is the train station in Santander located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Madrid. The most popular arrival train station in Santander, called Santander, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

    What train companies go from Madrid to Santander?
    Take the Madrid to Santander train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Madrid to Santander as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there between Madrid and Santander?
    On average, there are 3 trains a day from Madrid to Santander. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When is the earliest train from Madrid to Santander? When is the last train from Madrid to Santander?
    You can take the first train from Madrid to Santander at 05: 45   or take the last train from Madrid to Santander leaving at 17: 08. Look for the latest Madrid Santander train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Santander from Madrid for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets between Madrid and Santander within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £33 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Santander a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Santander
    Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Madrid for your journey to Santander.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203