Santander to Madrid by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:05
  • Last train
    19:00
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 7m

Travelling from Santander to Madrid by train

The fastest trains from Santander to Madrid take around 4 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 339 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Santander and Madrid.

Direct trains run between Santander and Madrid.

We usually find around 4 direct trains on the route from Santander to Madrid every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 3 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Santander around 07:05 and the last train is around 19:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santander around 09:10, and the last at 19:00.

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

When to book Santander to Madrid 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 Santander to Madrid by train.

Which trains operate between Santander and Madrid?

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

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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