The most common way to travel to Salamanca from another country is by flying first to Madrid’s International Airport, called Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.
Recently, it is becoming more popular to fly to the airport in Valladolid (Villanubla). The main airline is Ryanair.
Spanish Airlines: AENA (http://www.aena.es).
FROM THE AIRPORT
• MADRID Barajas:
Madrid airport-Salamanca: 2 hours 45 minutes, Express Service. One way: EUR 25.95. Round trip: EUR 42.20.
To catch a train (Estación de Chamartín) or a bus (Estación de Auto-Res, at Méndez Álvaro), you can take a taxi (approx. EUR 23, between 15 and 30 minutes) or use the metro (approx. EUR 1’50, between 40 and 60 minutes, from line 8, “Aeropuerto” metro station).
– To Estación de Auto-Res (Bus Station) by metro:
Option A (3 transfers) – line 8 to “Mar de Cristal” – line 4 to “Avenida de América” (Direction “Argüelles” > south) – line 6 (circular) to “Méndez Álvaro ” (direction > south, passing through “Diego de León”).
Option B (2 transfers) – line 8 toward “Nuevos Ministerios” – very long transfer to line 6 (circular) to “Méndez Álvaro ” (Direction > east, passing through “República Argentina”). – To Chamartín by metro – line 8 toward “Nuevos Ministerios” – line 10 toward “Chamartín” (direction “Fuencarral” > north). Metro in Madrid: http://www.metromadrid.es/
- By bus from Estación de Auto-Res, at Méndez Álvaro. The bus company from Madrid is AUTO-RES: http://www.avanzabus.com/
Madrid-Salamanca: 2.5 hours, Express Service (every hour). One way: EUR 17.40. Round trip: EUR 28.60 (valid: 1 year).
Another bus company that has national and international service is ALSA.
- By train from Estación de Chamartín
Madrid Chamartín-Salamanca: 2.5 hours or 1.5 hours (depend of the type of train), 11 trains daily.
MD – One way: EUR 16.50. Round trip: 10% discount (valid: 15 days)
ALVIA – The price depend of the day and hour.
Monday to Friday Weekend
Monday to Friday Weekend
• VALLADOLID (Villanubla):
There are 11 km between Villanubla and Valladolid. Linecar runs buses that correspond to check-in and boarding times of Ryanair, as well as landing times between Valladolid bus station and Villanubla (airport). There are also taxis that charge a fixed rate of 14 euros. The bus station and the train station in Valladolid are 3 minutes apart by foot.
By bus from Valladolid
The bus company from Valladolid is AUTO-RES: http://www.avanzabus.com/
Valladolid-Salamanca: 1 hour 15 / 1 hour 30 minutes. 4-7 buses daily.
One way: EUR 7.40 to 9.75 . Round trip: EUR 13.50 to 17.60 (valid: 1 year).
Another bus company that has national and international service is ALSA: http://www.alsa.es
By train from Valladolid
Discounts of 20% with the Carné Joven (Euro <26)
Valladolid Campo Grande-Salamanca: 1 hour 15 / 1 hour 30 minutes. 5-6 trains daily. One way: EUR 7.50 to 19.00. Round trip: 10% discount (valid: 15 days).
Another option is to take a train from Lisbon, Irún/Hendaye or Port Bou/Cerbère (Spanish-French borders). If you arrive to Madrid’s Atocha Train Station, from there you can take a local train (“Cercanías”) to Chamartín, which leaves from track 1.