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There are 6 ways to get from Porto to Salamanca by bus, train, night train, night bus, rideshare or car

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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Bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Salamanca N795

$23 - $65

5 alternative options

Bus via Mangualde Casa Do Povo  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Mangualde Centro
  2. Take the bus from Mangualde Casa Do Povo to Salamanca

$58 - $121

Train, night train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca Hot / ...

$38 - $67

Train, night bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Aveiro R / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Aveiro to Salamanca N795

$25 - $44

Rideshare  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Porto to Salamanca 219.5 miles

$24

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Salamanca 217.9 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 21€ and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Salamanca is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto - Casa da Música and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova de Gaia and arriving at Salamanca via Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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The distance between Porto and Salamanca is 248 km. The road distance is 348.7 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Salamanca without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 20€ - 55€.

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The bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Salamanca takes 6 h 26 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Porto to Salamanca bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Porto - Casa da Música station.

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Porto to Salamanca train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Vila Nova de Gaia station.

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Porto to Salamanca bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 154.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

InterNorte operates a bus from Porto to Salamanca 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6 h 26 min. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

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 Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $17
Night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Aveiro
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$5 - $9
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
Night train from Coimbra B to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Mangualde Casa Do Povo to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto, Porto to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Aveiro to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.com
Bus from Porto to Mangualde
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
barquense.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Mangualde - Casa do Pobo Largo do Rossio to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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 Porto to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Salamanca is 1 h ahead of Porto. It is currently 1:38 AM in Porto and 2:38 AM in Salamanca.

Porto to Salamanca train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Salamanca is 349 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Porto to Salamanca.

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Book your Porto to Salamanca bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 271+ 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 Porto and Salamanca. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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