How to travel 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 Nov 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50AMMadrid Chamartín1h41 10:31AMSalamanca
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06:50PMMadrid, Moncloa2h25 09:15PMSalamanca
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05:30PMMadrid3h20 08:50PMSalamanca
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07:25AMMadrid, Moncloa2h20 09:45AMSalamanca
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Travel Information to Salamanca from Madrid

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $27 (€25) • 1 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€25) • 1 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanza or Renfe MD

Take a bus, ferry, flight 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 $27 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Avanza or Renfe MD among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Salamanca

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Salamanca. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€25) compared to other travel options to Salamanca:

A train is generally $1 (€1) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $27 (€25) 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, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 25 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Salamanca is:

  • Around 8 buses per day.
  • 10 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Salamanca, Avenida Filiberto Villalobos.
  • Most travelers take a train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to 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 to go to Salamanca by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanza Madrid to Salamanca tickets on Omio for $27 (€25).
  • Renfe MD can take you to Salamanca by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe MD from Madrid to Salamanca for $27 (€25).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Avanza with 5 direct buses per day.
  • You can find around 7 direct trains per day and travel 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.

Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Salamanca? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Salamanca usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valladolid or Porto. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valladolid or Porto from Salamanca, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Madrid to Salamanca, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $27 (€25) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $27 (€25) one way.

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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