How to get to Salamanca from Madrid
Renfe operates frequent trains from Madrid’s Chamartin Train Station or Principe Pio Train Station to Salamanca’s Estación de Salamanca. The journey takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes (fast train) or 3 hours (normal speed trains). Trains are comfortable and offer stunning views of the Spanish countryside as you zip through at high speeds.
Several bus companies, such as Avanzabus, run regular services from Madrid to Salamanca. Buses depart from Madrid’s main bus station, Estación Sur de Autobuses. The journey takes approximately 2 to 3 hours, depending on traffic conditions, but it’s a cost-effective option for budget-conscious travelers.
If you prefer the freedom of driving, you can rent a car in Madrid and drive to Salamanca. The journey takes about 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on the route you take and traffic conditions. The A-6 and A-50 highways are the most common routes, and they offer a mix of highway and scenic countryside driving.