You can get from Madrid to Salamanca by train, bus or flight.
To get from Madrid to Salamanca on 27 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||109 miles (175 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£13 - £21|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £13 • 2 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £21 • 1 h 41 min|
|Popular travel companies||Avanza or Renfe|
Travel 109 miles (175 km) by coach or train to Salamanca from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Avanza or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Madrid to Salamanca.
The route west from the Spanish capital through Castile-Leon to the university city of Salamanca is a popular one, especially at the start of the term after the summer or Christmas break. Travellers can choose from frequent train or bus journeys from Madrid to Salamanca seven days a week, with high-speed rail services taking roughly one hour and 40 minutes, about an hour quicker than most express bus connections.
Direct buses offer the cheapest fares for travel from Madrid to Salamanca. The Spanish operator Avanza runs daily direct services roughly every half hour departing from three stops in Madrid and arriving at Salamanca Estacion de Autobuses. Journey times range from two hours and 20 minutes to three hours and 25 minutes. Spanish rail operator Renfe provides a choice of AVE high-speed trains from Chamartin station, taking around one hour and 40 minutes, or slower Regional services from Principe Pio station, taking just under three hours. Fares are broadly similar on both services, but booking well in advance offers access to the best prices for AVE trains.
Using the Renfe high-speed lines, the quickest AVE trains from Madrid cover the 136-mile route west to Salamanca in one hour and 36 minutes. Other AVE trains take about five minutes longer, while Regional stopping services take between two hours and 34 minutes and two hours and 57 minutes to complete the trip. The fastest Avanza bus takes two hours and 20 minutes, depending on traffic, but most bus journeys take ten to 25 minutes longer to reach Salamanca.
Using the Omio booking platform allows you to compare the various train and bus ticket options from Madrid to Salamanca and select the best combination of price, departure time, and journey duration to suit your preferences.
Spanish national rail operator Renfe offers a choice of rail journeys from the capital to Salamanca. AVE high-speed connections from Chamartin station take around one hour and forty minutes while most Regional services from Principe Pio take at least an hour longer. There are 12 daily direct trains, with departures ranging from early morning to mid-evening. There is also a late-night sleeper service from Madrid, the Trenhotel destined for Lisbon, which arrives in Salamanca in the early hours of the morning. Trains arrive at the main station in Salamanca, located northwest of the centre, about 20 minutes away on foot or ten minutes by city bus.
Spanish operator Avanza runs a frequent direct bus service from Madrid Moncloa, Estacion Sur, and the airport to Salamanca. Daily schedules offer roughly two departures an hour throughout the day from early morning to late at night. Journey times range from two hours and 20 minutes to an hour longer for the late-night bus. Buses arrive at the Estacion de Autobuses, located on the west side of Salamanca, about 30 minutes walk from the centre, or 20 minutes by city bus.
There are 2 ways to get from Madrid to Salamanca: coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca. Tickets for a coach cost on average £13.
This is compared to other travel options to Salamanca:
A coach is generally £8 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £21 from Madrid to Salamanca.
The quickest way to travel to Salamanca from Madrid is by train, which takes on average 1 h 41 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.
Salamanca is approximately 109 miles (175 km) away from Madrid.
The average frequency per day from Madrid to Salamanca is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to Salamanca as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Madrid to Salamanca:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Salamanca, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available to Salamanca from Madrid with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Salamanca as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Madrid and Salamanca.
Before travelling from Madrid to Salamanca, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Madrid to Salamanca tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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