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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Rede Expressos  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Airport to Salamanca

$38 - $53

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Salamanca 293.6 miles

$20 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus Iberocoach  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Oriente Station - Santa maria dos Olivais to Salamanca

$87 - $102

Night train  •  6 h 28 min

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

$40 - $80

Train, night train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca Hot / ...

$45 - $81

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Salamanca 292.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly, train  •  7 h 47 min

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

$66 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Rua Da Palma and arriving at Salamanca via Lisbon Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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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 6 h 28 min.

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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 bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Lisbon to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Salamanca bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Airport station.

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Lisbon to Salamanca train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), 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 1 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 242.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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

Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon to Salamanca twice a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
cp.pt
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
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Coimbra B to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Airport to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Lisbon - Oriente Station - Santa maria dos Olivais to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Salamanca is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 7:14 AM in Lisbon and 8:14 AM in Salamanca.

Lisbon to Salamanca train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Salamanca is 469 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min 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 train tickets online with Loco2.

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There are 279+ 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 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 bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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