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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 36m
Trains per day3
Fare range€16.00 - €82.00
Distance339km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at07:05
Last train departs at19:00
Fastest journey
Fastest route4h 07m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationSantander
Destination StationMadrid

Santander to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Santander to Madrid for Tuesday 19th Feb 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
19:00
23:10
Santander
Madrid
4h 10m
Direct
07:05
11:21
Santander
Madrid
4h 16m
Direct
09:19
14:36
Santander
Madrid
5h 17m
1 change
14:00
18:07
Santander
Madrid
4h 07m
Direct
15:38
20:51
Santander
Madrid
5h 13m
1 change

Renfe and Alvia trains from Santander to Madrid

You can travel from Santander to Madrid on Renfe and Alvia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 200 km/h on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

How long does it take to travel from Santander to Madrid by train?

The average journey time between Santander and Madrid is 4 hours and 36 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 7 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 5 trains per day travelling from Santander to Madrid. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Santander to Madrid?

The first train from Santander to Madrid departs at 07:05. The last train from Santander to Madrid departs at 19:00. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Santander and Madrid?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Santander to Madrid without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Santander to Madrid. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Santander. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Santander to Madrid.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Santander to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 19/02/2019. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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