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.
The average ticket from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela will cost around £ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 73.
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3 h 16 m
3 h 37 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Madrid for Santiago de Compostela every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 487 km distance in an average of 3 h 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 16 m .
The slowest trains will take 4 h 22 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||301 miles (486 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 16 min|
|Average train ticket price||£56 (€63)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe or Renfe Alvia|
Trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela cover the 301 miles (486 km) long route taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe Alvia. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.
Renfe trains will get you between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela from £37. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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 Santiago de Compostela 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.
Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela and when travelling by train:
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Santiago De Compostela and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city centre in Santiago de Compostela.
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