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from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

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

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26 Oct
£42Renfe
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27 Oct
£42Renfe
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£62Ryanair
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28 Oct
£47Renfe
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29 Oct
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30 Oct
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31 Oct
£47Renfe
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£19Ryanair
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2 Nov
£42Renfe
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£29Ryanair
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4 Nov
£37Renfe
£42Alsa
£14Ryanair
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5 Nov
£47Renfe
£42Alsa
£28Ryanair
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6 Nov
£42Renfe
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7 Nov
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8 Nov
£37Renfe
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9 Nov
£26Renfe
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10 Nov
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£14Ryanair
Thu
11 Nov
£37Renfe
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Fri
12 Nov
£47Renfe
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13 Nov
£37Renfe
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£31Ryanair
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14 Nov
£47Renfe
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£29Iberia Express
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15 Nov
£37Renfe
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£31Ryanair

Travel Information to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid

distanceDistance301 miles (486 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£42 - £155
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £42 • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £155 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, Alsa or Renfe

Travel 301 miles (486 km) by flight, coach or train to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 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 trip are Vueling, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train 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.
FAQs
What are my Madrid to Santiago de Compostela travel options?

There are 3 ways to travel to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid including taking a flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, which costs on average £42.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Santiago de Compostela:

A coach is generally £112 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £155 from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

A coach journey is usually £5 less than a journey to Santiago de Compostela by train, which costs on average £47 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

The fastest way from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Santiago de Compostela by coach can take on average 8 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 27 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 301 miles (486 km) from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

How many services a day are there from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

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

  • 2 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

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

  • Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Santiago de Compostela Airport.
  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Santiago de Compostela, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.
Which travel operators can get me from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

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

  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Santiago de Compostela. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Madrid to Santiago de Compostela tickets on Omio for £155.
  • Travel with Alsa to go to Santiago de Compostela by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Madrid to Santiago de Compostela tickets on Omio for £42.
  • Renfe can take you to Santiago de Compostela by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela for £47.
Can I find a direct route from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Iberia Express or Ryanair with direct flights per day.
  • You can find around 2 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Renfe.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Porto, Barcelona or Vigo. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Santiago de Compostela itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Santiago de Compostela and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Madrid to Santiago de Compostela tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £155 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £42 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £47 one way.

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