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There are 3 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) by plane, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Santander

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR)
Madrid Airport (MAD) → Santander Airport (SDR)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santander Airport (SDR) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santander Airport (SDR) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santander Airport (SDR) is 1.5 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) is to bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) is to fly which costs €30 - €110 and takes 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR). However, there are services departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest via Santander. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Santander Airport (SDR) is 327 km. The road distance is 438.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 1h 5m to fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) is to fly which takes 1h 5m and costs €30 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 6h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Santander Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR).
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  • Distance: 326.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Santander Airport (SDR), Spain?

Iberia flies from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) once daily. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Santander every 4 hours. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Santander
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR) is 438 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Santander Airport (SDR).

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Santander Airport.

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