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There are 7 ways to get from Porto to Salamanca by bus, night bus, rideshare, car, plane, train or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Oporto to Madrid Estacion Sur

€40 - €60

Cheapest option

Fly from Porto  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Madrid (MAD) OPO - MAD

€13 - €90

5 alternative options

Night bus  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Porto to Madrid N795

€34 - €40

Rideshare  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Porto to Madrid 560.5 km

€24 - €40

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Porto to Salamanca 560.7 km

€65 - €95

Train to Vigo, fly  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Madrid (MAD) VGO - MAD

€52 - €180

Towncar  •  7h 57m

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Madrid 570.7 km

€501 - €652

Porto to Salamanca by night bus and subway

The journey time between Porto and Salamanca is around 8h 37m and covers a distance of around 657 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 36m. Operated by FlixBus and Metro de Madrid, the Porto to Salamanca service departs from Porto and arrives in Diego De Leon. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 37m
Fastest journey time:
8h 36m
Journey distance:
657 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
81 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:10
Last service departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Salamanca night bus and subway schedules

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Porto to Salamanca is to fly, which costs €13 - €90 and takes 4h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Salamanca is to fly which costs €13 - €90 and takes 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oporto and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Porto and Salamanca is 423 km. The road distance is 560.7 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Salamanca without a car is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs €40 - €60.

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The bus from Oporto to Madrid Estacion Sur takes 7h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Porto to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Oporto station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Salamanca is to bus which takes 7h 15m and costs €40 - €60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €13 - €90 and takes 4h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Porto to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 422.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Oporto to Madrid Estacion Sur once daily. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 7h 15m. Alternatively, Ryanair, Air Europa and Iberia fly from Porto to Salamanca 5 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €100
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €75
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 Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Oporto to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com
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
Night bus from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€500 - €650
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VMTransfers

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Salamanca is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 4:30 PM in Porto and 5:30 PM in Salamanca.

Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Salamanca is 561 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Porto to Salamanca.

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Ryanair, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Porto to Salamanca bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1517+ hotels available in Salamanca. Prices start at €75 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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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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