Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£73

Average

£73

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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08:00Madrid Chamartín3h19 11:19Santiago De Compostela
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£731One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

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Renfe Alvia
04:20Madrid4h22 08:42Santiago de Compostela
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Renfe Alvia
06:00Madrid3h19 09:19Santiago de Compostela
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Renfe Alvia
13:30Madrid3h16 16:46Santiago de Compostela
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Renfe Alvia
16:45Madrid3h43 20:28Santiago de Compostela
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Renfe Alvia
17:15Madrid3h31 20:46Santiago de Compostela
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Renfe Alvia
18:15Madrid3h31 21:46Santiago de Compostela
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Fri
20 May
£73Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£60Iberia Express
Sat
21 May
£55Renfe Alvia
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Sun
22 May
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£44Alsa
£31Iberia Express
Mon
23 May
£55Renfe Alvia
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Tue
24 May
£37Renfe Alvia
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Wed
25 May
£37Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£9Ryanair
Thu
26 May
£43Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£28Ryanair
Fri
27 May
£55Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£28Ryanair
Sat
28 May
£55Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£29Iberia Express
Sun
29 May
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£44Alsa
£29Iberia Express
Mon
30 May
£43Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£29Ryanair
Tue
31 May
£37Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£19Ryanair
Wed
1 Jun
£37Renfe Alvia
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Thu
2 Jun
£43Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£12Ryanair
Fri
3 Jun
£55Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£28Ryanair
Sat
4 Jun
£49Renfe Alvia
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Sun
5 Jun
£61Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£29Iberia Express
Mon
6 Jun
£37Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£12Ryanair
Tue
7 Jun
£30Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£12Ryanair
Wed
8 Jun
£37Renfe Alvia
£44Alsa
£12Ryanair

Fastest train times from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m

Average

3 h 37 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

487 km

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.

Renfe Alvia
13:30Madrid3h16 16:46Santiago de Compostela
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£731One-way
Renfe Alvia
06:00Madrid3h19 09:19Santiago de Compostela
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£731One-way
Renfe Alvia
18:15Madrid3h31 21:46Santiago de Compostela
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£1051One-way
Renfe Alvia
17:15Madrid3h31 20:46Santiago de Compostela
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£731One-way
Renfe Alvia
16:45Madrid3h43 20:28Santiago de Compostela
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£971One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe 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.

Train companies: Renfe trains Madrid to 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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended


    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 does a cheap train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela for as little as £37  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average cost of a train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train to cost on average £56  one way.

    What is the distance by train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

    The distance from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela by train is approximately 301 miles (486 km).

    How long is the train journey to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid?

    The Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train duration is on average 3 h 16 min, which is to be expected when travelling 301 miles (486 km) to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid. 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 travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.

    Where is the train station in Madrid? Where is the train station 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.

    Which train companies can take me between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela?

    For the best Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe or Renfe Alvia. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Are there any Madrid to Santiago de Compostela direct trains?

    Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela. If you’re looking for a direct train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, consider travelling with Renfe Alvia. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

    How many trains are there from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela a day?

    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Santiago de Compostela is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    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 earliest train for this route departs from Madrid at 06: 00. The last train leaves from Madrid at 18: 15. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid for the best deals?

    You can find a train between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela to cost on average £56 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    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 from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    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