We will write how to get from Madrid airport to Salamanca. The distance from Madrid Barajas airport to Salamanca is 230 kilometers.
The travel time from Madrid airport to Salamanca is around 2 hour and 20 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare €250-280. Click here to book online Madrid day tour to Salamanca
The cheapest way from Madrid airport to Salamanca is by bus and metro around 4 hour and 30 minutes around €20. If you go by train is around €25 and it will take 2 hours and 40 minutes total travel time. You can also rent a car in Madrid airport, a day tour or get a private transfer.
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HOW TO GET FROM MADRID AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA
MADRID AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA BY BUS (CHEAPEST WAY MADRID TO SALAMANCA)
If you want to the cheapest way from Madrid Barajas airport to Salamanca by bus. You will have to get the metro from the airport until Mendez Alvaro Metro Station where you can get the bus going to Salamanca Bus Terminal.
METRO FROM MADRID AIRPORT TO MENDEZ ALVARO
There are two ways to go by metro from Madrid airport to Mendez Alvaro Metro Station. One of them is from the airport’s Terminal 1, 2 and 3, and the other option is from Terminal 4. You will have to go until Nuevos Ministerios Line 8 and transfer Metro Line 6 until Mendez Alvaro Metro Station. The total travel time can be 1 hour and 15 minutes.
If you want to use Madrid’s metro, the first thing you have to do is buy a metro card to move around Madrid. The card costs €3 and you can buy them from metro machines with cash or credit card.
Once you buy your card, you then have to add credits to the card to go around the city center or other destination in Madrid that you are planning to visit. Aside from the initial €3 for the metro card, €3 will be added for your fare from Madrid airport to Moncloa in Madrid city center along with the extra €2 to go around Madrid. Basically, if you want to get to Madrid from the airport using the metro, it will cost you €8. But you will be able to use the metro card while visiting Madrid adding more credits. The metro starts at 6 am until 1 30 am.
You can check the stations and schedules in Metro de Madrid’s website. Remember total price is €8 for one way ticket. It will be worth it as I mentioned if you will use the Madrid Metro card in the city next days. Anyway you should purchase €3 metro card and top up. Maybe you can find your Metro Card for free in information if they are promoting Metro campaigns (but don’t trust on this).
If you want to get from Madrid airport to Salamanca by bus. You can take a bus from Madrid’s Estacion Sur Bus Station. You can buy the bus ticket in Estacion Sur Bus station in the ticket machines with cash or credit card.
You can also book online with Avanza. One way ticket will cost you €14-25. The bus ride will last 2 hours 30 minutes up to 3 hour and 30 minutes each way. Buses start leaving at 7 30 am and last bus is around 8 30 pm. The total bus fare is around €14 for one way ticket and the total travel time can be around 3 hours and 30 minutes metro from Mendez Alvaro Metro Station plus bus to Salamanca.
You will reach Salamanca’s bus station at Filiberto Villalobos Street which is near the city center. You can go walking be 15 minutes from the bus station to the old town in Salamanca. You can also get a taxi or the Bus Number 4 going from the Bus Station in Salamanca to city center.
DIRECT BUS AVANZA MADRID AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA
You can also book online with Avanza a direct bus from Madrid airport to Salamanca. The buses are leaving a few times per day from Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 at Madrid Barajas airport. The bus fare is around €27-30 for one way ticket and the travel time is around 3 hour and 30 minutes.
TAXI ADOLFO SUAREZ MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA
As you guys know, riding a taxi is for sure the most comfortable way to get from Madrid airport to Salamanca. The price is around €250-280 by taxi and it will take around 2 hour and 20 minutes from Barajas airport to Salamanca.
Here’s a fun fact: I was actually a taxi driver in Madrid (see the picture above) before I started traveling the world and meeting Rachel. This was my job until we started our travel blog in November 2015. Would you believe that? Cool, right?
The best thing by taxi is so comfortable and you will not have to be worried of anything until you get to your hotel or Airbnb in Madrid. It can be expensive but if there are 2-3 of you totally worth it the comfort. If you are on a budget keep reading the other options which are cheaper.
TRAIN MADRID AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA (BEST WAY)
If you want to go from Madrid airport to Salamanca by train. You will have to go first to Chamartín Train Station. Going by Renfe Cercanías of Madrid is a great choice especially if you are arriving in Terminal 4 of the airport. The journey from the airport to Chamartín can last 30 minutes on Train Cercanías.
The ticket costs €2.60 (last time I did was July 2020 and still same price) to and from the city center and €0.50 cents for the card that you can use in the future if you stay in Madrid. If you are coming from AVE (High Speed Train) the train ticket will be free since it’s included in the High Speed Train. The train runs every 15-20 minutes, with the first train departing at around 6 AM and the last train leaving at 11 PM.
If you want to get from Madrid airport to Salamanca by train. The train leaves from Chamartín train station and one way costs around €25 (it can get cheaper or more expensive). The travel time from Chamartin Train Station to Salamanca is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Salamanca train station is 2 kilometers far from the city center. So you can a the bus number 1, 3, 4 or 11 to Salamanca city center for €2. Click here for more information about prices and schedule to book your train ticket.
The total fare from Madrid Barajas airport to Salamanca is around €28 and it can take around 2 hour and 40 minutes depending on the waiting time and your final destination in Salamanca.
CAR RENTAL AT MADRID AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Madrid’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Salamanca. It will take you 2 hour and 20 minutes to get to Salamanca from Barajas airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices for renting a car are around €30-40.
One inconvenience I notice about renting a car in Madrid is getting stressed out with the traffic and finding parking. In my opinion, it’s still best to use public transportation from the airport to the city center so you won’t have to worry about these things.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Salamanca. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Salamanca city center.
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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Madrid. It can cost around €260 up to 4 people. It could be €65 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
MADRID TO SALAMANCA PRIVATE TOUR
If you prefer to join to a tour with a small group and avoid the hassle. You can check the options that you can combine with Avila and Salamanca. There are small groups where you will be able to meet people.
BEST WAY FROM MADRID AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA
The best way from Madrid airport to Salamanca obviously if we talk about comfort by taxi or airport transfer. In my opinion quality price I would say the best way from Madrid airport to Salamanca city center is by direct bus from the airport with Avanza around €30 and the travel time is around 3 hour and 30 minutes.
And by bus and metro the cheapest way from Madrid airport to Salamanca is around €20 with Avanza and the travel time is 4 hours and 30 minutes from Madrid Barajas airport to Salamanca city center passing by Estacion Sur Bus Terminal in Madrid. If you go by train train around €28 and it will take 2 hours and 40 minutes total travel time.
WHERE TO STAY IN SALAMANCA
Salamanca is a very nice place to stay in Spain. Accommodation will be cheaper in Salamanca than bigger cities in Spain and you will be able to enjoy the city with more time. Click below in our links to get the best deals looking for accommodation with Airbnb, Booking and Agoda.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SALAMANCA
The weather in Salamanca is very pleasant, making it pretty much a year-round destination. Yay! Those who want to spend the day walking around should note that the best time to visit Salamanca is from March to September. Rainfall can only be expected between November and January while the other months are much drier.
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