Madrid to Santander by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:45
  • Last train
    19:05
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m

Travelling from Madrid to Santander by train

The fastest trains from Madrid to Santander take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 339 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Santander.

Direct trains run between Madrid and Santander.

We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Santander every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Santander is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 07:45 and the last train is around 19:05. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Madrid 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 Madrid to Santander by train.

Which trains operate between Madrid and Santander?

Alvia is the rail operator that operates on the route from Madrid to Santander.

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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