There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Salamanca by train, night train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train, night train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Guarda Ic
  2. Take the night train from Guarda to Salamanca 310 / ...

42€ - 56€

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Rideshare  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Salamanca 469.8 km

17€ - 40€

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Salamanca Lisbon - 7 Rios > Santarem > Torres Novas > Abrantes > Castelo Branco > Fundao > Covilha > Guarda > Vilar Formoso > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Ciudad Rodrigo > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims > Metz > Thionville > Düdelingen - France > Düdelingen - Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Monpach - Luxembourg > Monpach - Allemagne > Mainz > Frankfurt - Main station

40€ - 55€

Night train  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Salamanca 310 / ...

30€ - 45€

Train, night bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Salamanca N795

32€ - 42€

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Salamanca 468.6 km

60€ - 90€

Fly, train  •  6h 49m

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

48€ - 239€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon - 7 Rios and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Salamanca. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 28m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Salamanca is 388 km. The road distance is 468.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca without a car is to train and night train which takes 7h 29m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Lisbon to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon to Salamanca train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 387.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Salamanca 3 times a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 8h 25m. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a vehicle from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Salamanca twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 28m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Guarda
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
27€ - 40€
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Guarda to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Lisbon - 7 Rios to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Salamanca is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:30 AM in Lisbon and 3:30 AM in Salamanca.

Lisbon to Salamanca train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Salamanca is 469 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Lisbon to Salamanca.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Salamanca bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 381+ hotels available in Salamanca. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon 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 Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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