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How to Get from Madrid to Salamanca by Train, Bus and Car

Visit Salamanca on a Day Trip or on the way to Portugal

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Details of how to get from Madrid to Salamanca by various forms of transport.

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Madrid to Salamanca by Train

The train from Salamanca to Madrid takes about 2h30 and costs under 20 euros, which is similar to the bus. The train stations in both cities are closer to the center, so take the train.

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Trains from Madrid to Salamanca depart from Chamartin train station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid.

Madrid to Salamanca by Bus

There are regular buses throughout the day between Madrid and Salamanca. The journey takes two-and-a-half hours and costs under 20 euros. This is similar to the train.

This ticket can only be booked at Avanzabus.com, which is an awkward site. I recommend using it for the timetable and then buying in person at the station. Better still, take the train.

Buses from Madrid to Salamanca depart from Mendez Alvaro bus station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid

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Madrid to Salamanca by Car

Take the A-6 to AP-6, AP-51 and the A-50 to travel by car from Madrid to Salamanca. The 215km journey takes just over 2h30.

My advice is to spread this trip over an entire day, stopping at both Segovia and Avila on your way, finishing in Salamanca in the evening.
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