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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ

$24 - $127

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Fly to A Coruna, train  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the train from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela

$56 - $213

Fly to Vigo, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela

$48 - $225

Train via Madrid-Chamartin  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago de Compostela A

$66 - $87

Train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santiago de Compostela A

$65 - $85

Bus ALSA  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Santiago De Compostela

$40 - $65

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pontevedra Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

$49 - $73

Rideshare  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 376.5 miles

$35

Drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 376.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is to rideshare which costs 30€ and takes 7h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs 21€ - 110€ and takes 3h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Services depart twice a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela is 487 km. The road distance is 602.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Madrid to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 3h 3m and costs 21€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 6h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 304.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

Iberia and Ryanair fly from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela every 4 hours. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 5h 12m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Madrid to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Madrid to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Santiago de Compostela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Santiago de Compostela is 602 km. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Santiago de Compostela bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 468+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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