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Travel Information from Madrid to Salamanca

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€12) • 1 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€12) • 1 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza or Renfe Alvia

Take a bus or train to travel 109 miles (175 km) between Madrid and Salamanca. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Avanza or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Madrid to Salamanca.

Travel from Madrid to Salamanca: Journey Details

Traveling in Spain from Madrid to Salamanca is simple, allowing tourists to explore one of Spain's most beautiful Baroque cities. By catching a train or bus in the morning, you can give yourself plenty of time to see the palaces and churches of the city. If speed is important, catching the train can take as little as 90 minutes, but coaches take only 3 hours to make the trip.

Return trips from Salamanca to Madrid are also available.

How to get from Madrid to Salamanca

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Madrid to Salamanca, 53,01% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Madrid to Salamanca and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Madrid to Salamanca

Daily buses from Madrid to Salamanca are offered by Avanza and depart from Madrid's Sur bus station and arrive at Avenida Filiberto Villalobos in Salamanca after 3 hours of travel time. The first bus leaves at 7:00 a.m. and then there is at least one service per hour until 10:30 p.m. if you take the bus, be aware that you will need to get to the bus station, which is in the northern suburbs. The best way to reach it is taking the metro to Cartagena or Avenida de America.

Trains from Madrid to Salamanca

Express trains from Madrid to Salamanca are offered by Renfe and depart from Madrid's Atocha station 3 times per day. Traveling from Madrid to Salamanca by train takes 1 hour and 36 minutes. There are also regional Renfe trains that depart more frequently, but be warned that they take 3 hours - almost doubling the journey time. However, regional trains depart as early as 7:33 a.m., so they allow you to reach Salamanca in late-morning - a great time for sight-seeing and checking into hotels.

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FAQs

How do I reach Salamanca from Madrid?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Salamanca from Madrid. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca?

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Salamanca:

Taking a train is about $3 (€3) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€15) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca?

The fastest way to get to Salamanca from Madrid is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 41 min.

Other travel options to Salamanca can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

What is the distance between Madrid and Salamanca?

The distance is approximately 109 miles (175 km) from Madrid to Salamanca.

How many services a day are there between Madrid and Salamanca?

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Salamanca is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Madrid to Salamanca as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Madrid to Salamanca?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Madrid to Salamanca:

  • Buses mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Salamanca, Avenida Filiberto Villalobos.
  • Trains mostly leave from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and tend to arrive in Salamanca.

Which travel operators can get me to Salamanca from Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Salamanca:

  • You can travel to Salamanca from Madrid by bus with Avanza. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€15) with Avanza from Madrid to Salamanca.
  • You can travel from Madrid to Salamanca by train with Renfe Alvia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $15 (€12) with Renfe Alvia from Madrid to Salamanca.

Can I find a direct route to Salamanca from Madrid?

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

  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with Renfe MD or Renfe Alvia.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Salamanca as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Madrid and Salamanca.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to Salamanca?

Many of our customers traveling from Madrid to Salamanca don't make Salamanca their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Salamanca are Barcelona, Valladolid or Porto, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Salamanca to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Salamanca from Madrid online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Salamanca, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $18 (€15) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $15 (€12) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Salamanca online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.