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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Zamora A
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Salamanca

$42 - $67

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Orense to Salamanca 204 miles

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Orense/Ourense to Salamanca

$28 - $45

Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Medina AV A
  2. Take the train from Medina AV to Salamanca A

$47 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ourense to Salamanca 202.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Ourense to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ourense to Salamanca is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Orense/Ourense and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ourense to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Orense-Empalme and arriving at Salamanca via Medina AV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Ourense and Salamanca is 238 km. The road distance is 323.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ourense to Salamanca without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Ourense to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Ourense to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Orense/Ourense station.

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Ourense to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Orense-Empalme station.

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The best way to get from Ourense to Salamanca is to bus which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 24€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Ourense to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 148.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Ourense to Salamanca 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ourense to Salamanca via Medina AV in around 5 h 30 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 Orense-Empalme to Zamora
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Medina AV
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Medina AV to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Zamora Salamanca
Phone
+34 (0) 980511781
Email
info@zamorasalamanca.com
Website
zamorasalamanca.es
Bus from Zamora to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
zamorasalamanca.es
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 Zamora to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Orense/Ourense to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Vivas
Phone
980 51 66 23
Email
%20info@autocaresvivas.es
Website
autocaresvivas.es
Bus from Zamora to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Orense to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Book at
blablacar.es

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Ourense to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Salamanca station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ourense to Salamanca is 324 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Ourense to Salamanca.

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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 Ourense and Salamanca. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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