Getting to Salamanca

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 (


• MADRID Barajas:


You can travel to Salamanca from Barajas directly by bus. The bus company is AUTO-RES: –

Madrid airport-Salamanca: 2 hours 45 minutes (Express Service). One way: EUR 33,20. Round trip: EUR 63,20.


To catch a train (Estación de Chamartín) or a bus (Estación de Auto-Res, at Méndez Álvaro), you can take a taxi (fixed rate from airport to city center EUR 30, between 15 and 30 minutes), Uber App 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:

Madrid-Salamanca: 2.5 hours (Express service). One way: EUR 28,20. Round trip: EUR 53,20.

Another bus company that has national and international service is ALSA.

  • By train from Madrid (Estación de Chamartín, Principe Pío… – Check in the details when you choose your ticket)

The Spanish train company is RENFE:

Madrid Chamartín-Salamanca: 2.5 hours or 1.5 hours (depend of the type of train). Price: depend of the type of train and dates.

• 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:

By train from Valladolid

The Spanish train company is RENFE:


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.