The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 5 m
4 h 5 m
Trains per day
Of the 1 trains that leave Madrid for Santander every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average train duration||4 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||£46 (€52)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Train providers||Renfe Intercity, Renfe or Renfe Alvia|
Trains from Madrid to Santander cover the 210 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 4 min with our travel partners like Renfe Intercity, Renfe or Renfe Alvia. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £43, but the average price of train tickets is £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander.
Find the best trains between Madrid and Santander with Omio's travel partners Renfe from £43. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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.
Madrid to Santander train information with Renfe:
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.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Madrid.
The most popular arrival train station, Santander, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre of Santander.
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