The cheapest trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Cheapest

£53

Average

£66

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 £ 66 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

Cheapest
09:28Madrid Chamartín4h40 14:08Santiago De Compostela
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£531One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:00Madrid Chamartín4h35 19:35Santiago De Compostela
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£791One-way

Timetable Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

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09:28Madrid Chamartín4h40 14:08Santiago De Compostela
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15:00Madrid Chamartín4h35 19:35Santiago De Compostela
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Thu
21 Oct
£47Renfe
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£68Iberia Express
Fri
22 Oct
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£75Iberia Express
Sat
23 Oct
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£56Ryanair
Sun
24 Oct
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£42Alsa
£41Iberia Express
Mon
25 Oct
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£48Ryanair
Tue
26 Oct
£42Renfe
£42Alsa
£19Ryanair
Wed
27 Oct
£37Renfe
£42Alsa
£45Iberia Express
Thu
28 Oct
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£45Iberia Express
Fri
29 Oct
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£82Iberia Express
Sat
30 Oct
£42Renfe
£42Alsa
£62Ryanair
Sun
31 Oct
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£19Ryanair
Tue
2 Nov
£37Renfe
£42Alsa
£28Ryanair
Thu
4 Nov
£37Renfe
£42Alsa
£19Ryanair
Fri
5 Nov
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£19Ryanair
Sat
6 Nov
£37Renfe
£42Alsa
£43Ryanair
Sun
7 Nov
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£42Alsa
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Mon
8 Nov
£32Renfe
£42Alsa
£29Ryanair
Tue
9 Nov
£21Renfe
£42Alsa
£19Ryanair
Wed
10 Nov
£21Renfe
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The fastest trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 35 m

Average

4 h 37 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

487 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Madrid for Santiago de Compostela every day 2 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 4 h 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 35 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 40 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.

Fastest
15:00Madrid Chamartín4h35 19:35Santiago De Compostela
0 changes
£791One-way
2nd Fastest
09:28Madrid Chamartín4h40 14:08Santiago De Compostela
0 changes
£531One-way

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Train Information from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela cover the 301 miles (486 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 27 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £47, 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.

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Train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela with Renfe

For as little as £37 you can travel by train between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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.


    Renfe trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

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    Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

    At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
    Travel by train to Santiago de Compostela 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 Santiago de Compostela.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela for some dates and times for as low as £37  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the average cost of a train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train to cost on average £47  one way.
    What is the distance between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela by train?
    The train distance from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is around 301 miles (486 km).
    What is the average Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train duration?
    The Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train duration is on average 4 h 27 min, which is to be expected when travelling 301 miles (486 km) between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    Which train station in Madrid goes to Santiago de Compostela? Which train station do I come into Santiago de Compostela from Madrid?

    Omio customers book a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Santiago De Compostela   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the Madrid train station located? Where is the Santiago de Compostela train station located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Santiago De Compostela, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    What train companies offer a service between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela?
    For the best Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many train services are there from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela a day?
    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When does the first train depart from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela? When does the last train depart from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?
    The first train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela leaves at 07: 28   and the last train for this leaves at 17: 25. Omio shows you the latest train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How early should I buy Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train tickets to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is on average £47 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Santiago de Compostela
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your trip between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela.
    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