How to get to Salamanca:
The most common way to travel to Salamanca from another country is by flying first to Madrid’s International Airport, called Barajas. Salamanca has its own airport too, Matacán airport. There are regular flights from Barcelona and Paris to Salamanca.
International flights into Barajas Adolfo Suárez 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 Adolfo Suárez” 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-Adolfo Suárez:
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: www.avanzabus.com.
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: www.renfe.com.
*To Chamartín by metro: line 8 toward “Nuevos Ministerios” – line 10 toward “Chamartín” (direction “Fuencarral” > north). Go to Chamartín by taxi, with a price of € 30, fixed rate.
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:
Tel: 923 25 00 00
Fax: 923 28 39 06
The temperature expected at that time in Salamanca is 6º Celsius minimum and 17º-18º Celsius maximum.
Interest and tourist wealth:
Salamanca is immersed this 2018 in the celebration of the XXX anniversary of its designation as a World Heritage City, which adds a new range of cultural offers in a capital that is already full of attraction. It is a living, clean and clear city, which has two universities, the Salamanca and the Pontifical, two cathedrals surrounded by beautiful buildings of great historical value, including those of the University with its plateresque facade, the Plaza Mayor, the Clerecía, Casa de las Conchas, palaces such as Monterrey, Salinas, Orellana, streets such as La Rúa, Compañía, Libreros … museums such as Salamanca, Unamuno, Casa Lis .., the bridges over the Tormes River that allow us to contemplate the beauty of this unforgettable capital where you can always go to various cultural and musical shows. For more information you can consult sites like the following: https://www.tripadvisor.es/Attractions-g187493-Activities-c47-Salamanca_Province_of_Salamanca_Castile_and_Leon.html
To this is added that the University of Salamanca is celebrating its 800 years of life (1218-2018), being the oldest Spanish university and the third in Europe. With this motive, there is a broad cultural program.