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from Santander to Madrid

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

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

14:00Santander4h00 18:00Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
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14:00Santander4h00 18:00Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
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07:05Santander4h10 11:15Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
19:00Santander4h07 23:07Madrid Chamartín
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£451One-way
17:45Santander Airport1h05 18:50Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1121One-way

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Thu
20 Jan
£43Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£126Iberia
Fri
21 Jan
£33Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£58Iberia
Sat
22 Jan
£32Renfe Alvia
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£43Air Nostrum
Sun
23 Jan
£43Renfe Alvia
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£45Iberia
Mon
24 Jan
£38Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£61Iberia
Tue
25 Jan
£24Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£22Iberia
Wed
26 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£43Iberia
Thu
27 Jan
£33Renfe Alvia
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Fri
28 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£22Iberia
Sat
29 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
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£22Iberia
Sun
30 Jan
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£43Iberia
Mon
31 Jan
£28Renfe Alvia
£28Alsa
£43Air Nostrum
Tue
1 Feb
£17Renfe Alvia
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£22Air Nostrum
Wed
2 Feb
£19Renfe Alvia
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£43Iberia
Thu
3 Feb
£24Renfe Alvia
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£22Air Nostrum
Fri
4 Feb
£24Renfe Alvia
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£45Air Nostrum
Sat
5 Feb
£17Renfe Alvia
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£43Air Nostrum
Sun
6 Feb
£28Renfe Alvia
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£43Iberia
Mon
7 Feb
£19Renfe Alvia
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£22Air Nostrum
Tue
8 Feb
£14Renfe Alvia
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£22Iberia

Travel Information to Madrid from Santander

distanceDistance210 miles (339 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £14 • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £40 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa or Renfe Alvia

Travel 210 miles (339 km) by flight, coach or train to Madrid from 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 £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Iberia, Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Santander to Madrid.

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Travel 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.
FAQs

What are my Santander to Madrid travel options?

There are 3 travel options from Santander to Madrid: flight, coach or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Santander to Madrid. Tickets for a train cost on average £14.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is generally £26 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £40 from Santander to Madrid.

A train is £12 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Santander to Madrid costing on average £26.

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

The fastest way from Santander to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options from Santander to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 14 min   on average.

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

How far is Madrid from Santander?

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

How many services a day are there between Santander and Madrid?

The average frequency per day from Santander to Madrid is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Santander to Madrid 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 Santander to Madrid?

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

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

Which travel operators can get me from Santander to Madrid?

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

  • You can take a flight from Santander to Madrid with Iberia. Cheap tickets can be found for £40 with Iberia from Santander to Madrid.
  • You can take a coach from Santander to Madrid with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for £26 with Alsa from Santander to Madrid.
  • You can travel between Santander and Madrid by train with Renfe Alvia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £14 with Renfe Alvia from Santander to Madrid.

Is there a way to travel directly from Santander to Madrid?

Yes, there are direct routes from Santander to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to Madrid with Air Nostrum or Iberia.
  • You'll find direct train services to Madrid with Renfe Alvia with around 3 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Santander to Madrid?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Santander to Madrid often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Santander and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy my Santander to Madrid ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Santander to Madrid, 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 on average £40 one way for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £26 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £14 one way on average.

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