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Madrid to Santander bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$78.49
Shortest Duration16h 55m
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Santander

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Madrid to Santander is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Madrid to Santander were $78.49. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average $56.07 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Madrid to Santander?

The distance between Madrid and Santander is approximately 210.62 miles, or 338.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 16 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 55 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Madrid to Santander?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Madrid to Santander by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

FlixBus from Madrid to Santander has the most daily schedules

On average there is one bus schedules per day. FlixBus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Madrid to Santander, with an average of 1 trip per day and one monthly trip. One bus carrier currently travels from Madrid to Santander. Of the 1 trip there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

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Book FlixBus from Madrid to Santander from $78.49. Typically there is one FlixBus schedule per day from Madrid to Santander and you can expect on average to pay $106.53 for a FlixBus ticket to Santander. In Madrid, FlixBus departs to Santander from Central Bus Station, In Santander, FlixBus arrives at Plaza de las Estaciones,

An average trip on FlixBus from Madrid to Santander takes 16 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Santander in 16 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $134.56 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Santander.

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Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Madrid. Most bus trips to Santander will depart from:
  • Central Bus Station
Bus trips arrive in Santander at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Santander for trips arriving from Madrid:
  • Plaza de las Estaciones