Santander to Madrid train

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Cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Santander to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Renfe Alvia
16:504h23
Santander
21:13Madrid
£741One-way
0 changes
Renfe Alvia
04:554h24
Santander
09:19Madrid
£1041One-way
0 changes

Train timetableSantander to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
Renfe Alvia
04:554h24
Santander
09:19Madrid
0 changes
Renfe Alvia
16:504h23
Santander
21:13Madrid
0 changes

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Train times from Santander to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 23 m

Average

4 h 23 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

339 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Santander for Madrid every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Renfe Alvia
16:504h23
Santander
21:13Madrid
£741One-way
0 changes
Renfe Alvia
04:554h24
Santander
09:19Madrid
£1041One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Santander to Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€57)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe Intercity

Trains from Santander to Madrid cover the 210 miles long trip taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe Intercity. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £34, but the average price of train tickets is £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train providers: Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA trains Santander to Madrid

For as little as £29 you can travel by train from Santander to Madrid with Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Renfe Alvia are high-speed trains with top speeds of up to 250km/h operated by Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. Alvia trains cover most cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, Zaragoza and Cadiz. They are somewhat slower than Renfe AVE and AVLO (high-speed and low cost) but cover more destinations and are a comfortable and effective way of travelling around Spain. Onboard facilities include free WIFI, bike storage and luggage allowance. Alvia trains have two seat classes – Estándar and Confort. Top routes for Renfe Alvia include Barcelona to Pamplona, Madrid to Cádiz and Alicante to Gijón.

Renfe ALVIA from Santander to Madrid train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: £29

FAQs: Santander to Madrid train

FAQs: Travel by train from Santander 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid can start from as little as £34 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Santander to Madrid is £51; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Santander to Madrid is on average 4 h   for the 210 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Santander to Madrid by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Santander to Madrid leaves at 05: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Santander to Madrid leaves at 18: 00.
When taking a train from Santander to Madrid, you can count on Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA or Renfe Intercity for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Santander to Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 00.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Santander, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Madrid from Santander is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Santander to Madrid by train is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Madrid from Santander including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Santander and Madrid

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