How to get from Santander to Madrid

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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 14 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:40Santander Airport1h10 22:50Madrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information between Santander and Madrid

distanceDistance210 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £157
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £157 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe Alvia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 210 miles between Santander and Madrid. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Vueling or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Santander to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Santander to Madrid

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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Madrid from Santander. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Santander to Madrid is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach is generally £126 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £157 from Santander to Madrid.

A coach journey is usually £7 less than a journey to Madrid by train, which costs on average £38 for the same trip.

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, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 5 h 30 min.

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

The Santander to Madrid distance is approximately 210 miles.

The average frequency per day from Santander to Madrid is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can go to Madrid from Santander by coach with Alsa. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £31 with Alsa from Santander to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Santander to Madrid with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for £157 with Vueling from Santander to Madrid.
  • You can travel from Santander to Madrid by train with Renfe Alvia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £38 with Renfe Alvia from Santander to Madrid.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Air Nostrum or Iberia.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe Alvia.

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

Omio customers who travel from Santander to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £31 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £157 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £38 one way.

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

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