There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Salamanca by train, bus, night 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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Train  •  6 h 28 min

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

$45 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Salamanca 293.6 miles

$21 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Castelo Branco
  2. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Salamanca Ouibus

$26 - $36

Bus Iberocoach  •  9 h 22 min

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

$85 - $100

Trenhotel  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Estación de Salamanca Lusitania / ...

$65 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Salamanca 292.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly, train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$60 - $187

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 6 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 Lisboa and arriving at Salamanca via Castelo Branco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart once daily. 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 train which takes 6 h 28 min and costs 35€ - 70€.

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The train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca takes 6 h 28 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 242.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

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

Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Lisbon to Salamanca once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 6 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Salamanca via Castelo Branco and Castelo Branco in around 7 h 32 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
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
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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 Lisboa to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Castelo Branco to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
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
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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