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Madrid to Santander

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1 suggested route to go from Madrid to Santander by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip Madrid Santander

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance210 mi
Direct lineYes

How to go from Madrid to Santander ?

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Madrid to Santander? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Santander from Madrid Simply enter your travel date to Santander and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Madrid - Santander offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, flights, carpooling and buses of Blablacar, ALSA, Renfe, Ryanair or FlixBus to reach Santander.

All modes of transport Madrid-Santander

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Carpool from Madrid to Santander

On the contrary to other means of transportation, carsharing doesn't provide to travellers a defined scheduled. So, you have more probabilities to find Madrid-Santander rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Santander!

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Madrid-Santander with other travellers looking for the same route. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Madrid to Santander bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Madrid to Santander, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

What are the bus companies operating the Madrid Santander ?

The bus service between the city of Madrid and Santander is operating by multiple coach companies: FlixBus and ALSA.

FlixBus Madrid SantanderALSA Madrid Santander

Going by bus from Madrid to Santander may not be so obvious to you. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Santander.

  • The modern buses that operate the line Madrid Santander have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.
  • The Madrid Santander tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Madrid Santander is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.

Departure bus stations in Madrid

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Madrid at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. The name of the destination 'Santander' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, present your ticket to the staff of ALSA or FlixBus who will allow you to put your suitcases in the trunk and then board.

  • Madrid Sur
  • Madrid America

Arrival bus stations in Santander

When you arrive in Santander, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Santander

Train Madrid to Santander

Madrid Santander railways companies

The train company that operates this journey is Renfe.
Renfe Madrid Santander

Is it possible to go directly by train from Madrid to Santander?

Yes, it is possible to go from Madrid to Santander by train without making any changes. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest Madrid-Santander train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Highspeed Train Madrid Santander

This type of trains are the fatest way to travel by train between Madrid and Santander with a speed range from 125mph to 220mph.

Railway stations from Madrid

  • Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

Arrival train stations in Santander

  • Santander

Cheap flights from Madrid to Santander

Which airlines operate the Madrid to Santander flights ?

Ryanair is the only airline flying with direct link to Santander from the airport of Madrid.
Ryanair Madrid Santander

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Madrid to Santander:

  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Santander. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.
  • Book your Madrid Santander flight well in advance to get the best prices. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.

Departure airport in Madrid

  • MAD Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas

Destination airport in Santander

  • SDR Seve Ballesteros-Santander

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