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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to Salamanca by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus Avanza Grupo  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Salamanca Auto Res Express / ...

$18 - $27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Salamanca 133.6 miles

$12 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...

$28 - $42

Bus ALSA  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Salamanca

$25 - $42

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Salamanca 134.1 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Salamanca is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Salamanca via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Salamanca is 176 km. The road distance is 214.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Salamanca without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 15€ - 23€.

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The bus from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Madrid to Salamanca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Salamanca is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 15€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 110.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Salamanca hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Salamanca every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
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
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
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$27
Auto Res Normal
$20
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Book at
blablacar.es

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Madrid to Salamanca bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Madrid to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Salamanca is 214 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Madrid to Salamanca.

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There are 283+ 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 Madrid and Salamanca. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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