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Train Information between Madrid and Salamanca

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Madrid to Salamanca cover the 109 miles (175 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 41 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $30 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Salamanca.

Train companies

Renfe trains between Madrid and Salamanca

Renfe trains will get you between Madrid and Salamanca from $25 (€20). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets between Madrid and Salamanca don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Madrid to Salamanca

    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.  

    Madrid to Salamanca train times: daily departures

    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.      

    How long is the journey by train from Madrid to Salamanca?

    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. 

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Madrid to 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.  

    Which train companies travel from Madrid to Salamanca?

    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 Madrid to Salamanca

    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. 

    Madrid to Salamanca trains: services on board

    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. 

    How to find cheap train tickets from Madrid to Salamanca

    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. 

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Madrid to Salamanca
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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train to Salamanca from Madrid cost?
    Train tickets to Salamanca from Madrid for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $25 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train from Madrid to Salamanca on average?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $30 (€24)  for a train ticket to Salamanca from Madrid.
    How many miles is it from Madrid to Salamanca by train?
    The distance between Madrid and Salamanca by train is approximately 109 miles (175 km).
    How long is the train to Salamanca from Madrid?
    The Madrid to Salamanca train duration is on average 1 h 41 min, which is to be expected when traveling 109 miles (175 km) between Madrid and Salamanca. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    When traveling by train from Madrid to Salamanca, which train station in Madrid do I depart from and which train station in Salamanca do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. In Salamanca you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Salamanca and Salamanca - La Alamedilla.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Salamanca.

    Where is the train station in Madrid? Where is the train station in Salamanca?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Salamanca, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

    Which train providers can take me between Madrid and Salamanca?
    Take the Madrid to Salamanca train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Madrid to Salamanca as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any nonstop train services from Madrid to Salamanca?
    Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day from Madrid to Salamanca. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Renfe. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    How many train services per day are there to Salamanca from Madrid?
    On average, there are 7 trains a day from Madrid to Salamanca. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Madrid to Salamanca?
    You can take the earliest train from Madrid to Salamanca at 6: 50 AM   or take the last train from Madrid to Salamanca leaving at 6: 40 PM. Look for the latest Madrid to Salamanca train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Madrid to Salamanca to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets between Madrid and Salamanca within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $30 (€24) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Salamanca a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Salamanca
    Madrid Chamartín
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    Refreshments
    Madrid Puerta De Atocha
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1<br>Bus lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 24, 57, 102, C