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There are 8 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  4h 47m

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

€46 - €57

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h

  1. Take the rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 599.6 km

€24 - €40

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Bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

€55 - €73

Bus via Ourense  •  9h 53m

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

€45 - €62

Drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 601.7 km

€55 - €90

Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 37m

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

€79 - €836

Train to A Coruna, fly  •  3h 58m

  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 44m

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

€50 - €172

Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train

The train journey time between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is around 6h 8m and covers a distance of around 676 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 49m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Renfe Cercanias, the Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train service departs from Santiago De Compostela and arrives in Atocha. Typically 18 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 8m
Fastest train time:
4h 49m
Train distance:
676 km
Trains per week:
18
Cheapest price:
-
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-Puerta De Atocha train schedules

Santiago de Compostela → Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to rideshare which costs €24 - €40 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €75 - €850 and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Estación De Atocha via Aeropuerto T4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Atocha via Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 488 km. The road distance is 601.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €45 - €60.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 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-Puerta De Atocha is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €45 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 9h 49m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €850 and takes 3h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.
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  • Distance: 488.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, 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 - Barajas Airport T4 twice daily. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
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 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €130
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 - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Book at
blablacar.es

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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-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 602 km. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

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

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There are 1523+ hotels available in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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