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Madrid to Santander by bus

The journey from Madrid to Santander by bus is 210.91 mi and takes 5 hr 46 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 6:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Madrid to Santander by bus for as little as $21.45 or as much as $133.41. The best price for this journey is $21.45.

Lowest Price$21.45
Journey Duration5 hr 46 min
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price$21.45
Highest Price$133.41
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure6:45 PM
Distance210.91 mi
DepartureMadrid
ArrivalSantander
CarriersRenfe, Alsa

Madrid to Santander Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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How much do bus tickets from Madrid to Santander cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Madrid to Santander. On average, though, you'll pay about $43.97 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $21.45, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $43.97 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Madrid to Santander.

How long does it take to get from Madrid to Santander by bus?

The average journey time is 5 hr 46 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 210.91 mi from Madrid to Santander. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Madrid to Santander to take longer than 5 hr 46 min. The journey between Madrid and Santander by bus usually takes 5 hr 46 min to cover a distance of 210.91 mi. The shortest journey from Madrid to Santander will take you 5 hr 15 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Santander quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many journeys from Madrid to Santander are there every day?

On average, there are 24 daily departures from Madrid to Santander. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 23 departures from Madrid which travel directly to Santander. There are 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Madrid to Santander. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Santander
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Madrid to Santander.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madrid to Santander, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Madrid to Santander.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $34.21 to $50.33 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 32% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Santander

The cheapest Madrid - Santander bus tickets can be found for as low as $30.81 if you’re lucky, or $38.24 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $41.53.

Find the best day to travel to Santander by bus

When travelling to Santander by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Services on board Alsa and FlixBus from Madrid to Santander
Compare services on board when travelling from Madrid to Santander by bus.
Facilities Alsa FlixBus
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luggage Luggage check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
power_sockets Power sockets cross check
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air_con Air conditioning cross check

Madrid to Santander CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
23.76kg
Bus
25.46kg
Flight
67.89kg
Car
54.31kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Santander?
A bus ticket from Madrid to Santander is $43.97. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $21.45.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Madrid to Santander?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madrid to Santander is $21.45. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Madrid and Santander by bus?
Madrid to Santander is 210.91 mi.
How long does the bus between Madrid and Santander take?
Madrid to Santander is on average 5 hr 46 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 15 min.
Which companies operate from Madrid to Santander?
The bus journey from Madrid to Santander is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Renfe, Alsa and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Madrid to Santander?
Madrid to Santander has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Madrid to Santander leave?
The earliest bus from Madrid to Santander departs at 12:30 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Madrid to Santander depart?
The latest bus from Madrid to Santander departs at 6:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Madrid to Santander in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $21.45 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Madrid to Santander?
There are on average 23 direct connection(s) from Madrid to go to Santander.
What's the fastest journey time between Madrid to Santander by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Madrid and Santander is 5 hr 15 min.
Is there a direct bus from Madrid to Santander?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Madrid and Santander.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madrid to Santander by bus?
The bus journey from Madrid to Santander creates 25.46kg of CO2 emissions.

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