Cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 20 Jan

Cheapest

£45

Average

£45

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 Santander to Madrid will cost around £ 45 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 45.

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14:00Santander4h00 18:00Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
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07:05Santander4h10 11:15Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
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19:00Santander4h07 23:07Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way

Train schedule Santander to Madrid

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07:05Santander4h10 11:15Madrid Chamartín
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14:00Santander4h00 18:00Madrid Chamartín
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19:00Santander4h07 23:07Madrid Chamartín
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Thu
20 Jan
£43Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£126Iberia
Fri
21 Jan
£33Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£58Iberia
Sat
22 Jan
£32Renfe Alvia
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£43Air Nostrum
Sun
23 Jan
£43Renfe Alvia
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£45Iberia
Mon
24 Jan
£38Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£61Iberia
Tue
25 Jan
£24Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£22Iberia
Wed
26 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£43Iberia
Thu
27 Jan
£33Renfe Alvia
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Fri
28 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£22Iberia
Sat
29 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
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£22Iberia
Sun
30 Jan
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£43Iberia
Mon
31 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£43Air Nostrum
Tue
1 Feb
£17Renfe Alvia
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£22Air Nostrum
Wed
2 Feb
£19Renfe Alvia
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£43Iberia
Thu
3 Feb
£24Renfe Alvia
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£22Air Nostrum
Fri
4 Feb
£24Renfe Alvia
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£45Air Nostrum
Sat
5 Feb
£17Renfe Alvia
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£43Air Nostrum
Sun
6 Feb
£28Renfe Alvia
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£43Iberia
Mon
7 Feb
£19Renfe Alvia
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£22Air Nostrum
Tue
8 Feb
£14Renfe Alvia
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Fastest train times from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 20 Jan

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 5 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

339 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Santander for Madrid every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 339 km distance in an average of 4 h 5 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 10 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
14:00Santander4h00 18:00Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
2nd Fastest
19:00Santander4h07 23:07Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
07:05Santander4h10 11:15Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way

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Overview: Train from Santander to Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Santander to Madrid cover the 210 miles (339 km) long route taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £24. Travellers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Train companies: Renfe Santander – Madrid

For as little as £24 you can travel by train from Santander to Madrid with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this 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 Santander to Madrid 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.

    These are Renfe 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Santander and Madrid:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Santander to Madrid

    Travel by train to Madrid 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 Santander to Madrid.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid cost?

    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Santander to Madrid for the next 7 days starting from £24  one way.

    How much does the train from Santander to Madrid cost on average?

    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Santander to Madrid train to cost on average £36  one way.

    What is the distance to Madrid from Santander via train?

    You should expect to travel around 210 miles (339 km)  to Madrid from Santander by train.

    How many hours does it take from Santander to Madrid by train?

    While the time it takes to travel 210 miles (339 km) from Santander to Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Santander to Madrid is on average 4 h.

    Which train station from Santander to Madrid do I depart from? Which Madrid train station from Santander do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Santander to start your trip from including Santander and Santander Valdecilla. In Madrid you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Santander   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

    Where is the train station in Santander to go to Madrid? Where is the train station in Madrid located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Santander, is located 0.6 miles (870 m) from the city centre of Santander.

    The most popular arrival train station, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre of Madrid.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Santander to Madrid?

    Take the Santander to Madrid train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Santander and Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    Can I buy a direct train from Santander to Madrid?

    Yes, there are 3 direct trains per day from Santander to Madrid with Renfe Alvia, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.

    How many trains are there from Santander to Madrid a day?

    The average number of trains departing Santander for Madrid is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When does the first train depart from Santander to Madrid? When does the last train depart from Santander to Madrid?

    The first Santander to Madrid train departs at 08: 10   and the last train from Santander to Madrid leaves at 18: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Santander to Madrid train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

    How early should I buy train tickets from Santander to Madrid to score the best deals?

    If you buy a train ticket between Santander and Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £36 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Santander to Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Santander
    Madrid
    Santander is the most popular Santander 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 Santander for your journey to Madrid.