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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Torrelavega

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Train via Santander

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Santander

Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar

Fly to Santander, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR)
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Santillana Del Mar

Fly to Bilbao, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  3. Take the bus from Santander to Santillana Del Mar

Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Santillana del Mar is around 6h 15m and covers a distance of around 484 km. This includes an average layover time of around 45 min. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 15m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros and Autobuses La Cantabrica. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 30m
Layover time:
45 min
Total time:
6h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 15m
Journey distance:
484 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€31
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:25
Last service departs at:
13:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar walk, train and bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar is to train via Santander, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar is to drive which costs €40 - €65 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Santillana Del Mar via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and Torrelavega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Santillana del Mar is 333 km. The road distance is 436.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar without a car is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs €50 - €70.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs €50 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €60 and takes 8h 15m.

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

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Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Torrelavega station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar.
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  • Distance: 333.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Santillana del Mar, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Torrelavega twice daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 39m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Torrelavega every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses La Cantabrica
Phone
+34 (0) 942 720 822
Email
lacantabrica@lacantabrica.com
Website
lacantabrica.net
Bus from Santander to Santillana Del Mar
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
lacantabrica.net
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar is 436 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Santillana del Mar.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Santander Airport.

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