There are 5 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Zamora A
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Salamanca

$53 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Salamanca

$30 - $50

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Medina AV A
  2. Take the train from Medina AV to Salamanca A

$58 - $81

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca 265.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Madrid (MAD) SCQ - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca

$51 - $167

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Salamanca via Medina AV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca is 319 km. The road distance is 424.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 199.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain?

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca via Medina AV in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Zamora
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Medina AV
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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 Santiago De Compostela to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 - $21
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.es

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