With good ferry routes from the UK to Santander, many people use Santander as their first port of call (quite literally) when coming to Spain. Find out on this page how to get from Santander to Madrid.
How to Get to Madrid from Santander
By Bus There are direct buses from Santander to Madrid. The journey takes about 6h. The bus arrives at the Avenida de America bus station in Madrid. Book Buses from Santander to Madrid
By Train There are direct trains every couple of hours from Santander to Madrid. The journey takes 4h30m. The train arrives at Chamartin station in the north of the city. Book Trains from Santander to Madrid
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By Car It takes about 5h to drive the 450km from Santander to Madrid. Take the A67 and then the A231 to Burgos and then take the A1 to Madrid.
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