León to Santander by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    00:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr

Travelling from León to Santander by train

Fast trains from León to Santander take around 4 hours, covering a distance of approximately 173 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between León and Santander.

Are there direct trains from León to Santander?

Journeys between León and Santander usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from León to Santander every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 8 departures.

How long is the train journey from León to Santander?

The León to Santander train travel time is normally about 4 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the León to Santander train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Santander is usually scheduled to depart León around 04:25 and the last train is around 00:12. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book León to Santander train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from León to Santander by train.

Which train companies operate between León and Santander?

More than one train company operates on the route from León to Santander, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AV City
  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Intercity
  • Media Distancia
  • Regional Express
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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