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There are 6 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station 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  •  4h 30m

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

€40 - €50

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 35m

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

€54 - €73

Drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station 599.9 km

€55 - €85

Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 12m

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

€78 - €836

Train to A Coruna, fly  •  3h 32m

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

€44 - €152

Train to Vigo, fly  •  4h 18m

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

€45 - €172

Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 668 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 24m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from Santiago De Compostela and arrives in Madrid-Chamartin. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 30m
Fastest train time:
4h 24m
Train distance:
668 km
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€40
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
18:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

Santiago de Compostela → Madrid Chamartín Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid Chamartín Station is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid Chamartín Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid Chamartín Station is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train which costs €40 - €50 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which costs €75 - €850 and takes 3h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Madrid-Chamartin. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid Chamartín Station is 485 km. The road distance is 599.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs €40 - €50.

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The train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs €40 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 8h 35m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €850 and takes 3h 12m.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 484.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin 3 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid Estacion Sur 4 times a day. Tickets cost €50 - €70 and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
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 Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 Santiago De Compostela to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station is 600 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid Chamartín Station.

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

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There are 1510+ hotels available in Madrid Chamartín Station. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to Private transfer which takes 15 min and costs €55 - €750.

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