The most common way to travel to Salamanca from another country is by flying first to Madrid’s International Airport, called Barajas. Recently, it is becoming more popular to fly to the airport in Valladolid (Villanubla) from London-Stansted, Brussels-Charleroi, Paris-Orly, Lisbon or Palmero- Punta Raisi. The main airline is Ryanair. Salamanca has its own airport too, Matacán airport. There are regular flights from Barcelona and Paris to Salamanca.
FROM MADRID’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BARAJAS) TO SALAMANCA
International flights into Barajas airport arrive in Terminals 1 and 4. For information on Barajas (or any airport in Spain), check the website of “Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea” (AENA: www.aena.es); you will find the option to choose Spanish or English. Under “AENA airports” (to the left), select “Madrid-Barajas” and click on the arrow. For useful information upon arrival, click on “Practical Information” (in the menu to the left). Here you will find information on such subjects as the airport transit bus, luggage, and transportation to Madrid.
Option 1 DIRECT BUS TO SALAMANCA FROM BARAJAS:
The Avanza Auto Res bus company runs a few direct buses from Terminal 1 (“T1”) of the Madrid-Barajas airport to Salamanca. For more information, see the following link: http://www.avanzabus.com/web/Aeropuerto-de barajas/salamanca.html?lang=en.
Option 2 DIRECT BUS TO SALAMANCA FROM MADRID:
You will need to get to the bus station Estación Sur de Autobuses* on the street Méndez Álvaro, 83. You will find the bus schedules from Madrid to Salamanca in the following website: Salamanca's Train Station (Vialia). The most convenient is to get an express bus, which takes 2,5 hours to get to Salamanca. These buses leave more or less every hour (Monday- Saturday: from 7:00h to 22:00h; Sunday: from 8:00h to 23:00h). You can also get a local bus, which is cheaper, but takes 3,5 hours and does not have wifi. In order to catch the bus you will have to go down a level after buying your ticket. Buses should have a sign in their window indicating their destination city.
*To Estación Sur de Autobuses 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”).
Option 3: TRAIN TO SALAMANCA FROM MADRID:
You will need to get to the train station Chamartín*. There are daily trains from Madrid to Salamanca at 8:45h; 11:14h; 13:44h; 15:45h; 20:00h; 21:13h. You will find more train schedules from in the following website: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html.
*To Chamartín by metro: line 8 toward “Nuevos Ministerios” – line 10 toward “Chamartín” (direction “Fuencarral” > north).
ll. FROM VALLADOLID’S AIRPORT (VILLANUBLA) TO SALAMANCA 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.
Option 1 DIRECT BUS TO SALAMANCA FROM VILLANUBLA:
The Avanza Auto Res bus company runs a few direct buses from Valladolid-Villanubla airport to Salamanca. For more information, see the following link: http://www.avanzabus.com
Option 2 DIRECT BUS TO SALAMANCA 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.
Option 3 TRAIN TO SALAMANCA FROM VALLADOLID
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)
- Salamanca’s Bus Station:
- Avda. Filiberto Villalobos, 71.
- Tel: 923 23 67 17
- Salamanca's Train Station (Vialia):
- Paseo de la Estación s/n Tel: 902 24 02 02
- Taxi Service Salamanca
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