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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $20.53
  2. 30 day advance $27.82
  3. 7 day advance $54.31
  • First train
    09:15
  • Last train
    18:50
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    5hr

Travelling from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela take around 5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 486 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela.

Are there direct trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

Direct trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela have been found.

We usually find around 3 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 2 departures.

How long is the train journey from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela?

The Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train travel time is normally about 5 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Santiago de Compostela is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 09:15 and the last train is around 18:50. 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.

What's the Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela are $20.53.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $27 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $54. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 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 Santiago de Compostela by train.

Which train companies operate between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela?

Alvia is the train company that operates on the route from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

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

Find journey information for Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

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

Other journeys to Santiago de Compostela View all journeys to Santiago de Compostela

Take the day train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela on an Alvia service, or travel through the night on the Trenhotel.

  1. The direct trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela are normally daytime Alvia services and one overnight train with an additional daytime service on peak days. On some days, an additional midday connection is available with a change of train at Ourense.

    The journey from the Spanish capital to Santiago de Compostela takes in two very different aspects of Spain. The train transports you from metropolitan sophistication to a city that is provincial and proud of it. Leaving Madrid, the route tunnels under the Sierra de Guadarrama. The best of the scenery is on the 3-hr section from Zamora to Ourense, where the train cuts through the hill country just north of the border with Portugal.

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    Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

    Direct high-speed Alvia trains run from Madrid Chamartn to Santiago de Compostela in the Spanish region of Galicia. The trains stop three to six times on the way to the Spanish pilgrimage town, including at Zamora and Ourense.

  2. The direct trains from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela are normally daytime Alvia services and one overnight train with an additional daytime service on peak days. On some days, an additional midday connection is available with a change of train at Ourense.

    The journey from the Spanish capital to Santiago de Compostela takes in two very different aspects of Spain. The train transports you from metropolitan sophistication to a city that is provincial and proud of it. Leaving Madrid, the route tunnels under the Sierra de Guadarrama. The best of the scenery is on the 3-hr section from Zamora to Ourense, where the train cuts through the hill country just north of the border with Portugal.

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    Madrid to Santiago de Compostela (night train)

    The direct Trenhotel night train leaves Madrid Chamartín station in the evening and gets into Santiago de Compostela by breakfast time next morning. The Riás Gallegos stops 8 times on its overnight journey to the Spanish pilgrimage town, including brief halts at Ávila and Ourense. Since the train continues beyond Santiago to A Coruna (on the coast), make sure you are ready to leave the train when it arrives at Santiago de Compostela.

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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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