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Santander to Madrid by bus

The journey from Santander to Madrid by bus is 210.91 mi and takes 6 hr 53 min. There are 27 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:45 AM and the last at 6:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Santander to Madrid by bus for as little as $21.45 or as much as $108.76. The best price for this journey is $21.45.

Lowest Price$21.45
Journey Duration6 hr 53 min
Connection per Day27
Lowest Price$21.45
Highest Price$108.76
First Departure12:45 AM
Last Departure6:55 PM
Distance210.91 mi
DepartureSantander
ArrivalMadrid
CarriersAlsa, FlixBus

Santander to Madrid Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 30, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Santander to Madrid by bus?

Prices will vary when you travel from Santander to Madrid. On average, though, you'll pay about $47.39 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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The prices for bus tickets from Santander to Madrid vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $47.39. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

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

The distance between Santander to Madrid is approximately 210.91 mi. In general, it will take you about 6 hr 53 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Santander and Madrid runs for about 210.91 mi and usually takes approximately 6 hr 53 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 5 hr 0 min. If you are trying to get from Santander to Madrid as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many daily journeys are there from Santander to Madrid?

If you want to get from Santander to Madrid, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 27 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 22 direct journeys between Santander and Madrid. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 5 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Santander to Madrid. 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 Santander to Madrid
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Santander to Madrid.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Santander to Madrid, 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 Santander to Madrid.

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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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

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 $24.92 to $58.89 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 58% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Santander to Madrid

The cheapest Santander - Madrid bus tickets can be found for as low as $29.23 if you’re lucky, or $36.16 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $48.34.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by bus

When travelling to Madrid 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.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board Alsa and FlixBus from Santander to Madrid
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Facilities Alsa FlixBus
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air_con Air conditioning cross check

Santander to Madrid 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 Santander to Madrid?
A bus ticket from Santander to Madrid is $47.39. 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 Santander to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Santander to Madrid 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 Santander and Madrid by bus?
Santander to Madrid is 210.91 mi.
How long does the bus between Santander and Madrid take?
Santander to Madrid is on average 6 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Santander to Madrid?
The bus journey from Santander to Madrid is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alsa, FlixBus and Renfe.
How many bus connections per day go from Santander to Madrid?
Santander to Madrid has 27 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Santander to Madrid leave?
The earliest bus from Santander to Madrid departs at 12:45 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 Santander to Madrid depart?
The latest bus from Santander to Madrid departs at 6:55 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 Santander to Madrid 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 Santander to Madrid?
There are on average 22 direct connection(s) from Santander to go to Madrid.
What's the fastest journey time between Santander to Madrid by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Santander and Madrid is 5 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Santander to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Santander and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for Santander to Madrid by bus?
The bus journey from Santander to Madrid creates 25.46kg of CO2 emissions.

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