How to get from Madrid to Salamanca

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from Madrid to Salamanca

You can get from Madrid to Salamanca by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Madrid to Salamanca on 14 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Madrid and Salamanca

distanceDistance109 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £22
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £22 • 1 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza or Renfe MD

Travel 109 miles by coach, flight, ferry 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 MD among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Madrid to Salamanca.

How to Travel 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.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Madrid to Salamanca?

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. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to Salamanca?

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.

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Travel from Madrid to Salamanca by Train

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.

Travel from Madrid to Salamanca by 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. 

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Salamanca

Travel to Salamanca easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Salamanca.

You can travel to Salamanca from Madrid 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Salamanca is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £13 compared to other travel options to Salamanca:

A coach is about £9 less than a train, which costs on average £22 for this journey.

The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Salamanca 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, going by coach can take 2 h 25 min   on average.

The Madrid to Salamanca distance is approximately 109 miles.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Salamanca is:

  • 6 coaches per day.
  • 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Salamanca from Madrid as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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:

  • Coaches most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Salamanca at Salamanca, Avenida Filiberto Villalobos.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in 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:

  • Travel with Avanza for coaches to Salamanca. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanza Madrid to Salamanca tickets on Omio for £13.
  • Travel with Renfe MD to go to Salamanca by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe MD Madrid to Salamanca tickets on Omio for £22.

Yes, there are direct routes from Madrid to Salamanca with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Salamanca with Avanza with around 6 direct coaches every day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Salamanca with Renfe MD or Renfe Alvia with 6 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Salamanca tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Salamanca often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valladolid or Porto. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Salamanca itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salamanca and any of these top destinations today!

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £13 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £22 one way for this journey.

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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