Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train

Prices explained

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.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

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

  1. Cheapest Price $19.61
  2. 30 day advance $58.84
  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    15:12
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 5m
  • Distance
    486 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    4
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 12m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train

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

1. Are there direct trains from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid?

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

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

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 3 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Santiago de Compostela around 05:15 and the last train is around 15:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santiago de Compostela around 05:50, and the last at 15:12.

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

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid are $19.61.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $58 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $52. 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 Santiago de Compostela 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 Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid?

Alvia is the train company that operates on the route from Santiago de Compostela 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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Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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