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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Salamanca by bus, train, night bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Covilha CitiExpress / ...
  2. Take the bus from Covilha to Salamanca N1155

27€ - 34€

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Rideshare  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Salamanca 469.2 km

18€ - 40€

6 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  6h 20m

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

32€ - 42€

Night train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca Trenhotel Surexpreso

40€ - 55€

Train, night train  •  7h 2m

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

40€ - 57€

Night bus, bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the night bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Caceres
  2. Take the bus from Caceres to Salamanca

50€ - 77€

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Salamanca 468 km

50€ - 80€

Fly, train  •  6h 55m

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

39€ - 98€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salamanca is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Salamanca is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Salamanca is 1.5 metres.

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

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca is to drive. Taking this option will cost 50€ - 80€ and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Salamanca via Covilha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 6m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Santa Apolónia and arriving at Salamanca. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 31m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Salamanca is 388 km. The road distance is 468 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Salamanca without a car is to bus which takes 8h 6m and costs 26€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 8h 6m to get from Lisbon to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Salamanca bus services, operated by Citi Express, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 387.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 6m

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

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Salamanca via Covilha in around 8h 6m. Alternatively, Comboios De Portugal operates a vehicle from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 6h 31m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
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 Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
40€ - 55€
Night train from Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
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
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Covilha
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Schedules at
Citi Express
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Covilha
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Covilha to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Night bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Caceres
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Caceres to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
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
18€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Salamanca is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 3:46 PM in Lisbon and 4:46 PM in Salamanca.

Lisbon to Salamanca train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Salamanca is 468 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Lisbon to Salamanca.

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

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There are 354+ hotels available in Salamanca. Prices start at 75€ 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 subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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