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Madrid to Santiago De Compostela Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Madrid to Santiago De Compostela Train Tickets

See more of scenic Spain during your next visit by traveling from Madrid to Santiago De Compostela by train. You’ll ride in comfort and style aboard a Renfe Alvia high-speed train, and at a top speed of 250km/h! Standard and First Class seating is available on all trains, along with a wide range of friendly services and handy amenities to help keep your trip running smoothly on track.

From the heart of Spain, you’ll travel northwest to Santiago de Compostela, capital of the Galicia region. The city is believed to be the burial site of St. James the Apostle - his remains are allegedly kept inside the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Other points of interest include the Galician Center of Contemporary Art, Pazo de Raxoi palace and Alameda Park.

Your Renfe E-ticket can be purchased here and printed conveniently at home once received by email. With ticket in hand, you’re set to travel from Madrid to Santiago De Compostela by train, seat reservation included!

Journey details

Frequency
There are 3 train departures throughout the week: 9:15am, 3:00pm and 6:50pm; there are 2 departures on the weekend: 9:15am and 6:50pm.

Travel time
5 hours direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Madrid Chamartin and Santiago De Compostela

Train features
Renfe Alvia high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 250km/h

Renfe E-ticket fares

  • Renfe E-ticket Promo Fare
    The least expensive option, offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Ticket exchanges or refunds are not permitted.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Promo+ Fare
    Slightly more expensive than the Promo fare, and also offering variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 30% cancellation fee applies.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare
    The base fare is not discounted, and also offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 20% cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-ticket classes

  • Turista
    Standard class with comfortable, quality seats; access to the cafeteria/buffet car for coffee, tea, lunch or hot meals.
  • Preferente
    First class with deluxe, ample seats; spacious, well-lit coaches; onboard newspapers and magazines; access to Renfe’s train station Club Rooms.

Renfe E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 4 and 13 save up to 40% off the base fare. Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
  • Youth discount
    Youths under 26 years of age save up to 25% off the base fare. To be eligible for this discount, youth passengers must carry one of the following cards: a Carné Joven Euro<26 issued by autonomous regions in Spain and by the corresponding organizations in countries associated with the EYCA institution, a ISTC GO 25 Card issued by UNESCO or a Rail Plus Junior Card issued abroad.
  • Senior discount
    Seniors over the age of 60 save up to 40% off the base fare from Monday to Thursday and 25% off from Friday to Sunday. To be eligible for this discount, senior passengers must carry a Dorada Card, which is valid for one year and can be requested at Renfe stations, ticket offices and travel agencies for 5,05 Euros (price subject to change).

Train services and amenities

  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Comfortable, roomy seats with footrests
  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • Individual reading lights
  • Audio and video channels
  • Travel and service PA system announcements
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities

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Seat reservations
Your Renfe e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Madrid to Santiago De Compostela by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free airport transfer ticket to Madrid’s Chamartin train station with the purchase of your Renfe E-ticket. After arriving at the airport in Madrid go to a Renfe ticket machine and simply enter the 5 digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” which is located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

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