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There are 8 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 49m

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

28€ - 171€

7 alternative options

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

38€ - 252€

Fly to Vigo, train  •  5h 10m

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

40€ - 202€

Train  •  6h 39m

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

40€ - 52€

Bus  •  7h 50m

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

50€ - 75€

Bus via Ourense  •  9h 32m

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

44€ - 60€

Rideshare  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 602.4 km

30€

Drive  •  5h 52m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 602.3 km

60€ - 90€

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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 28€ - 180€ and takes 3h 49m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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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 39m and costs 40€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m 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 Renfe Viajeros, 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 49m and costs 28€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 6h 39m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 486.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

Iberia and Ryanair fly from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela 4 times a day. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela twice daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 5h 29m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 310€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 150€
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
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
30€
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 Renfe Viajeros, 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 52m 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 Omio and Busbud.

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There are 668+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at 87€ 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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