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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Cades by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Reinosa
  2. Take a taxi from Reinosa to Cades

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Santander
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Puente El Arrudo

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Torrelavega

Train, bus via Reinosa

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Reinosa
  2. Take the bus from Reinosa to Torrelavega

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to Cades

Fly to Santander, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR)
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Puente El Arrudo

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 Puente El Arrudo

Fly to Oviedo, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oviedo (OVD)
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Unquera
Madrid → Cades
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cades is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Cades is to train and bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 7h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid to Cades is to drive which takes 4h 41m and costs €50 - €80.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Cades. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Puente El Arrudo via Torrelavega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Madrid and Cades is 327 km. The road distance is 477.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Cades without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5h 3m and costs €120 - €170.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Madrid to Cades, including transfers.

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Madrid to Cades bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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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 to Cades bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Torrelavega station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Cades is 477 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Madrid to Cades.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Cades.
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  • Distance: 327.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Cades, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Torrelavega every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
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 Reinosa
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Puente El Arrudo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Reinosa to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Unquera
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
alsa.com
Bilman
Phone
902 999 748
Website
web.bilmanbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
web.bilmanbus.es
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 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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Tabita Tour
Phone
+4-0263-21.55.00
Website
tabitatour.ro
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Schedules at
tabitatour.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Reinosa to Cades
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Estimated price
€100 - €130

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to Santander Airport.

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