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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Aeropuerto T4 - Llegadas to Salamanca Auto Res Express / ...

€13 - €27

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Train via Chamartin  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Alv

€17 - €22

Train  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca - La Alamedilla 18903 / ...

€17 - €22

Bus via Madrid  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Salamanca

€20 - €31

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca 226.7 km

€22 - €35

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Salamanca is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 227 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 10m. Operated by Avanza Grupo and FlixBus, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca bus service departs from Aeropuerto T4 - Llegadas and arrives in Salamanca. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 10m
Fastest bus time:
3h 10m
Bus distance:
227 km
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€13
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:25
Last bus departs at:
09:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca bus schedules

Madrid Airport (MAD) → Salamanca
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca is to bus which costs €13 - €27 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 2h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto T4 - Llegadas and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Salamanca via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Salamanca is 182 km. The road distance is 226.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca without a car is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs €13 - €27.

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The bus from Aeropuerto T4 - Llegadas to Salamanca takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Aeropuerto T4 - Llegadas station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca is to bus which takes 2h 30m and costs €13 - €27. Alternatively, you can train via Chamartin, which costs €17 - €22 and takes 2h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 182.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain?

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Aeropuerto T4 - Llegadas to Salamanca once daily. Tickets cost €16 - €27 and the journey takes 2h 30m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 1h 41m.

Train operators
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca - La Alamedilla
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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
Bus from Madrid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
alsa.com

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Salamanca.

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