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from Madrid to Santander

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

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Thu
21 Oct
£41Renfe
£178Vueling
Fri
22 Oct
£41Renfe
£244Vueling
Sat
23 Oct
£32Renfe
£136Air Nostrum
Sun
24 Oct
£41Renfe
£54Air Nostrum
Mon
25 Oct
£37Renfe
£88Air Nostrum
Tue
26 Oct
£23Renfe
£77Vueling
Wed
27 Oct
£23Renfe
£88Air Nostrum
Thu
28 Oct
£28Renfe
£88Air Nostrum
Fri
29 Oct
£37Renfe
£152Vueling
Sat
30 Oct
£23Renfe
£136Air Nostrum
Sun
31 Oct
£41Renfe
£47Iberia
Mon
1 Nov
£32Renfe
£54Iberia
Tue
2 Nov
£23Renfe
£47Iberia
Wed
3 Nov
£18Renfe
£47Iberia
Thu
4 Nov
£28Renfe
£54Iberia
Fri
5 Nov
£28Renfe
£47Iberia
Sat
6 Nov
£28Renfe
£54Iberia
Sun
7 Nov
£41Renfe
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Mon
8 Nov
£23Renfe
£47Iberia
Tue
9 Nov
£14Renfe
£47Iberia
Wed
10 Nov
£18Renfe
£47Iberia

Travel Information from Madrid to Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £126
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £29 • 9 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £126 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa or Renfe

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 210 miles (339 km) from Madrid to Santander. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Iberia, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Madrid to Santander.

Travel Tips

Travel from Madrid to Santander
Travel to Santander 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 Santander.
FAQs
How do you get from Madrid to Santander?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Santander, which costs on average £29.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Santander:

A coach journey is usually £97 less than a journey to Santander by plane, which costs on average £126 for the same trip.

A coach is about £13 less than a train, which costs on average £42 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get to Santander from Madrid?

The quickest way to travel to Santander from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 9 h 22 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 5 min   on average.

How many miles from Madrid to Santander would I travel?

The distance from Madrid to Santander is approximately 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:

  • 3 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Santander?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Santander:

  • Flights from Madrid to Santander most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Santander Airport.
  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking).
  • Trains from Madrid to Santander most often leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santander.
Which travel companies can take 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:

  • Iberia can take you to Santander by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Iberia from Madrid to Santander for £126.
  • 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 £29.
  • Renfe can get you to Santander by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe from Madrid to Santander for £42 on Omio.
Can I travel directly from Madrid to Santander?

Yes, there are direct services available from Madrid to Santander with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Iberia with direct flights per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe with 3 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Santander as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Santander from Madrid.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Madrid to Santander?
Your journey from Madrid to Santander doesn't have to end in Santander. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Bilbao, Barcelona or Valladolid. If you’d like to add Bilbao, Barcelona or Valladolid to your Madrid to Santander trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Santander today!
How early should I book Madrid to Santander tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £126 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £29 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £42 one way for this trip.

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.