There are 7 ways to get from Madrid 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Torrelavega A

$60 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Torrelavega

$47 - $73

5 alternative options

Train via Santander  •  6 h 39 min

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

$50 - $70

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to Burgos Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Torrelavega

$49 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Santillana del Mar 272.4 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Santander, bus  •  4 h 40 min

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

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 21 min

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Santillana del Mar is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Santillana del Mar is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Santillana del Mar is 332 km. The road distance is 435.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Madrid to Santillana del Mar, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Santillana del Mar. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Santillana Del Mar via Torrelavega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 44 min.

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Santillana del Mar 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 39 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Santillana del Mar every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - South Station to Burgos
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
lacantabrica.net

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