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from Madrid to Santander

You can get from Madrid to Santander by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Santander on 20 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:45Madrid Chamartín4h05 11:50Santander
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£391One-way
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08:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T410h27 18:42Santander
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£321One-way
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14:10Madrid Chamartín4h05 18:15Santander
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£431One-way
15:25Madrid Chamartín4h22 19:47Santander
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£431One-way
19:08Madrid Chamartín4h04 23:12Santander
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£431One-way

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Fri
20 May
£39Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£97Air Nostrum
Sat
21 May
£39Renfe Alvia
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£72Air Nostrum
Sun
22 May
£64Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£35Air Nostrum
Mon
23 May
£39Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£83Air Nostrum
Tue
24 May
£29Renfe Alvia
£16Avanza
£78Vueling
Wed
25 May
£43Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£118Vueling
Thu
26 May
£34Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£56Iberia
Fri
27 May
£38Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£66Air Nostrum
Sat
28 May
£34Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£35Air Nostrum
Sun
29 May
£43Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£35Air Nostrum
Mon
30 May
£34Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£56Iberia
Tue
31 May
£24Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£52Air Nostrum
Wed
1 Jun
£39Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£60Air Nostrum
Thu
2 Jun
£34Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£66Air Nostrum
Fri
3 Jun
£43Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£52Air Nostrum
Sat
4 Jun
£29Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£56Air Nostrum
Sun
5 Jun
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£32Alsa
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Mon
6 Jun
£34Renfe Alvia
£16Avanza
£35Air Nostrum
Tue
7 Jun
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£32Alsa
£35Air Nostrum
Wed
8 Jun
£29Renfe Alvia
£32Alsa
£35Air Nostrum

Travel Information to Santander from Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £59
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £19 • 4 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £59 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe Alvia

Travel 210 miles (339 km) by coach, flight or train from Madrid to Santander. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Santander.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Santander

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FAQs

How do you get from Madrid to Santander?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Madrid to Santander. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Santander from Madrid?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Santander. Tickets for a train cost on average £19.

This is compared to other travel options to Santander:

A train is about £9 less than a coach, which costs on average £28 for this trip.

A train is about £40 less than a flight, which costs on average £59 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Santander?

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Santander is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Santander by train can take on average 4 h 4 min.

How many miles from Madrid to Santander would I travel?

The distance between Madrid and Santander is around 210 miles (339 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Madrid to Santander?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Santander is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Madrid and Santander as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and in Santander?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Santander:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Santander.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Santander Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander.

Who can get me from Madrid to Santander?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Santander, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Alsa to go to Santander by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Santander tickets on Omio for £28.
  • Air Nostrum can get you to Santander by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Santander for £59 on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe Alvia for trains to Santander. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Alvia Madrid to Santander tickets on Omio for £19.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Santander from Madrid?

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Santander? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Santander usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Bilbao, Barcelona or Valladolid. If you're looking to explore Bilbao, Barcelona or Valladolid from Santander, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I buy tickets from Madrid to Santander online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Madrid to Santander, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £28 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £59 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £19 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Santander tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.