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There are 5 ways to get from Bilbao to Salamanca by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Campo Grande A
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca-la Alamedilla Ir / ...

$51 - $74

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Salamanca 247.5 miles

$20 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Salamanca Ouibus

$28 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Salamanca 247.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD) BIO - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca

$70 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Salamanca is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Salamanca-la Alamedilla via Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Salamanca is 341 km. The road distance is 396.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Salamanca without a car is to train which takes 5 h 57 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Bilbao to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Salamanca is to train which takes 5 h 57 min and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 85€ and takes 6 h.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 212.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain?

You can take a train from Bilbao to Salamanca via Valladolid Campo Grande in around 5 h 57 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Salamanca 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca-la Alamedilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Bilbao to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Bilbao to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Bilbao to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Salamanca-la Alamedilla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Salamanca is 396 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Bilbao to Salamanca.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Salamanca train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Bilbao to Salamanca bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 281+ hotels available in Salamanca. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Salamanca. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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