How to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

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from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

You can get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
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To get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela on 19 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35Madrid Barajas Airport1h15 09:50Santiago de Compostela Airport
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£291One-way
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08:35Madrid Barajas Airport1h15 09:50Santiago de Compostela Airport
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£291One-way
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07:25Madrid Barajas Airport1h15 08:40Santiago de Compostela Airport
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£431One-way
11:40Madrid Barajas Airport1h15 12:55Santiago de Compostela Airport
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£501One-way
08:00Madrid Chamartín3h19 11:19Santiago De Compostela
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£491One-way

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Travel Information between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£42 - £86
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £42 • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £86 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Ryanair or Renfe Alvia

Travel 301 miles (486 km) by coach, flight or train between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela. 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 £42. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Ryanair or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Travel 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.
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There are 3 travel options from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £42 compared to other travel options to Santiago de Compostela:

A coach is generally £44 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £86 from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £42 from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

The fastest way to get to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Santiago de Compostela that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 16 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is:

  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Santiago de Compostela.
  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela:

  • You can go to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid by coach with Alsa. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £42 with Alsa from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela on Omio.
  • You can travel from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £86 with Ryanair from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.
  • You can travel by train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela with Renfe Alvia, and you can find Renfe Alvia Madrid to Santiago de Compostela tickets for £42 on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela often also extend their holiday to go to Porto, Barcelona or Vigo. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Santiago de Compostela and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £42 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £86 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £42 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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