The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Salamanca to Madrid will cost around $ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 25.
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1 h 36 m
2 h 57 m
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Of the 11 train that leave Salamanca for Madrid every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 175 km distance in an average of 2 h 57 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 36 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 51 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$24|
|Trains depart from:||Salamanca|
|Trains arrive in:||Madrid|
Salamanca is an elegant university city in the north-west of Spain with a rich history. Students, business travelers and tourists heading to the capital can take regular direct trains from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartin or Principe Pio stations. There are daily departures from the early morning to the mid evening. Services include high-speed connections taking around one hour and 30 minutes to reach Madrid and regional expresses taking about twice as long, so passengers can choose the time and price combination to suit their requirements.
Rail services from Salamanca to Madrid are provided by the Spanish national rail operator Renfe. Their schedule includes high-speed Alvia and Avant trains to Madrid Chamartin Station and slower Media Distancia services to Madrid Principe Pio.
Renfe's high-speed Alvia and Avant trains are the fastest option on the 130-mile trip east to Madrid, taking just over one hour and 30 minutes to reach Chamartin. Media Distancia services to Madrid Principe Pio take from two hours and 38 minutes to over three hours. The early-morning Trenhotel departure takes three hours and 44 minutes.
There are eleven direct trains daily from Salamanca to Madrid beginning with the very early morning Trenhotel service, followed by trains roughly every hour in the morning and every two hours in the afternoon and evening. Sunday and holiday schedules feature one fewer service to the capital.
Departure train station: Salamanca's main station is located north-east of the historic center, with regular connections from downtown on local bus route 1, taking around 15 minutes. The station concourse has restaurants, coffee shops, gift stores, and a car rental desk.
Arrival train station: Chamartin Station is located on the north side of the city center, with public transport links on city bus routes and on line C1 of the Cercanias suburban rail network. Principe Pio interchange station is situated on the western side of Madrid with connections on two lines of the Madrid Metro and three Cercanias lines, in addition to numerous buses. Both stations have cafe-bars, shopping malls, and baggage storage lockers.