The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Madrid to Salamanca is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 34 m
2 h 44 m
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Of the 3 trains that leave Madrid for Salamanca every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||109 miles (175 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 44 min|
|Average train ticket price||$29 (€25)|
|Train companies||Renfe ALVIA, Renfe MD or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Salamanca cover the 109 miles (175 km) long route taking on average 2 h 44 min with our travel partners like Renfe ALVIA, Renfe MD or Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $29 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Salamanca.
Travel from Madrid to Salamanca from $29 (€25) with Omio’s train partners Renfe and Renfe (13)! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Salamanca trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.
Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Renfe (13) to Salamanca from Madrid for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Renfe (13) train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Madrid to Salamanca train with Renfe (13) (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Madrid - Salamanca trip and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance to Salamanca from Madrid by train is 109 miles (175 km). You can book tickets for this Renfe (13) train for as low as $29 (€25) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Renfe (13) tickets to Salamanca from Madrid in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Renfe (13) Madrid - Salamanca train ticket online and enjoy your trip!
There are regular direct rail connections seven days a week from the Spanish capital Madrid to the university city of Salamanca in the west of Castile-Leon, Travelers can choose from express services from Madrid Chamartin station, taking around 1 hour and 40 minutes, or slower stopping services from Madrid Principe Pio, taking a little under 3 hours. Daily departures include morning, afternoon and evening services.
Daily timetables offer connections from early morning to late evening. There are 3 morning trains from Madrid to Salamanca, 5 afternoon services, and 3 evening departures. The overnight international sleeper service from Madrid to Lisbon departs the capital in late evening and stops at Salamanca after midnight. The first Sunday service to Salamanca has a slightly later departure time from Madrid.
The quickest Alvia express trains from Madrid to Salamanca take 1 hour and 36 minutes to complete the 137-mile route west from Chamartin station. Times for Media Distancia trains from Madrid Principe Pio station range from 2 hours and 34 minutes to 2 hours and 57 minutes. The late night sleeper service takes 3 hours and 14 minutes to reach Salamanca.
Departure stations: Madrid Chamartin station is located on the north side of central Madrid, with connections from the center taking about 15 minutes on subway and Cercanias rail services. Principe Pio station is also north of the center, with connections on the subway and Cercanias network. Both stations have cafes, luggage storage lockers, ATMs, bookstores and supermarkets.
Arrival station: Salamanca station is located northeast of the center, about 15 minutes walk from the main square, with regular connections downtown on city bus route 1. The station concourse has food stores, a cafe-bar, ATMs, car rental desks and an information kiosk.
The Spanish national rail operator Renfe provides all the daily direct trains from Madrid to Salamanca. Trains operating on this route are Alvia high-speed express connections and the slower Media Distancia stopping services.
Renfe trains from Madrid to Salamanca offer a choice between three daily Alvia high-speed connections from Madrid Chamartin, departing in the morning, afternoon and evening, or seven daily Media Distancia services from Principe Pio station. Alvia trains take between one hour and 36 minutes and one hour and 41 minutes while Media Distancia services take at least an hour longer. The nightly Trenhotel service takes more than three hours.
Renfe Alvia trains on this route provide first- and second-class sections (Preferente and Turista), with a cafe-bar carriage or a refreshment trolley service. Travelers with wheelchairs can access dedicated spaces on Renfe trains, with assistance available at the departure and arrival stations. Cyclists can carry bikes on board Alvia and Media Distancia trains, subject to available space, with a small charge applicable. Pets in carriers are permitted, with a 25% ticket cost (free in Preferente class), with a maximum weight of 10 kg. Hand baggage on Renfe services is limited to a maximum of three items per passenger with a maximum total weight of 25 kg.
Surprisingly, tickets for express trains from Madrid to Salamanca cost a little less than slower services, The Omio site offers an at-a-glance guide to the price differences on trains from Madrid. Although discounts for advance booking are not a major consideration on this route, it is advisable to secure a preferred departure well in advance at popular times of the year, notably in the fall when Salamanca's students are traveling back to the city to resume their studies.
Some of the Madrid train stations to Salamanca you can start your journey from include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Salamanca include Salamanca, Salamanca - La Alamedilla and Salamanca.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arriving in Salamanca.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Madrid.
The most popular arrival train station, Salamanca, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center of Salamanca.
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