Madrid to Santander train

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Cheapest

£49

Average

£49

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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07:45Madrid Chamartín4h05 11:50Santander
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£491One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Santander

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Fastest train times from Madrid to Santander

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 5 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

339 km

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.

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07:45Madrid Chamartín4h05 11:50Santander
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£491One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Santander

distanceDistance210 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe 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.

Train providers: Renfe trains Madrid to 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

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:

  • Average Duration: 9 min
  • Renfe frequency: 2 a day

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
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Madrid to Santander for as low as £43  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Santander train price to come in at an average of £46  one way.
The Madrid to Santander train distance is approximately 210 miles.
On average the Madrid to Santander train time is 4 h 4 min  covering the 210 miles long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

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.

Take the Madrid to Santander train with Renfe Intercity, Renfe or Renfe Alvia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Santander from Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Madrid to Santander with Renfe Alvia  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
The average number of trains departing Madrid for Santander is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Madrid to Santander leaves at 05: 45. The last train departing from Madrid to Santander leaves at 17: 08. You can find the latest Madrid to Santander train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
You can find a train between Madrid and Santander to cost on average £46 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Santander train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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.
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Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10
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