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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 50m

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

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Train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv

Bus  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Lugo
  2. Take the bus from Lugo to Santiago Compostela Airport XG802 Santiago

Bus via Ourense  •  11h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Ourense Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Ourense (Bus Station) to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) 583.4 km
Madrid Atocha Station → Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is to train which costs €40 - €55 and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is to fly which costs €24 - €150 and takes 2h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ). However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Santiago Compostela Airport via Madrid Estacion Sur and Lugo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 57m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is 480 km. The road distance is 583.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) without a car is to train which takes 7h 5m and costs €40 - €55.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is to fly which takes 2h 50m and costs €24 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 7h 5m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €75 and takes 9h 57m.

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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 Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) bus services, operated by Transporte de Galicia, arrive at Santiago Compostela Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).
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  • Distance: 480.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 50m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), Spain?

Iberia and Ryanair fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) 5 times a day. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela 5 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 27m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €140
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Estacion Sur to Lugo
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
alsa.com
Transporte de Galicia
Phone
+34 988 68 78 00
Email
baixodemanda@xunta.gal
Website
bus.gal
Bus from Lugo to Santiago Compostela Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €14
Schedules at
Transporte de Galicia
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense (Bus Station) to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is 583 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).

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

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There are 195+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ). Prices start at €87 per night.

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