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Practical information

Practical Information

How to get here

If you are coming from abroad, the easiest way is to fly to Madrid (Madrid-Barajas Airport), and then take the bus (Avanza Bus) or the train (RENFE), both of which provide frequent services. The journey from Madrid to Salamanca takes approximately two hours. If you are coming from Portugal or France, you can also get here on the bus or train.


If travelling by car, the A-62 and A-66 take you straight to the city. If you are travelling from Madrid, you need to take the A-50.



If you decide to take the bus, there is a bus line run by Avanza Bus (Avanza Bus), which provides a direct service between Madrid-Barajas Airport and Salamanca. The Madrid-Barajas bus stop is located at Terminal 1, in the car park opposite the arrivals lounge. Ticket sales and timetables are available on the Avanza Bus web page: www.avanzabus.com, at regular ticket counters and inside the airport itself, the Viajes de El Corte Inglés travel agency, located on the first of the Terminal building. You can also call the following number: +34 902 02 09 99.


There are regular bus services which, with a simple transfer, allow you to get to Salamanca from any Spanish or European city. To get to Madrid’s Estación de Autobuses Sur bus station (Compañía Avanza Bus, C/ Méndez Álvaro) from Madrid- Barajas airport, the best option is to take the underground line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios, and then change to line 6 which takes you to Méndez Álvaro.

Taxis are also available if you wish to go there directly.
The Madrid tourist information line is  +34 91 588 1636.

Salamanca Bus Station
Avenida Filiberto Villalobos 71
37007 Salamanca
+ 34 923 226 079



If you prefer to travel by train, RENFE (Spanish National Railways) provides daily services to Madrid, Lisbon, Oporto, Paris and all connections. To get to Madrid Chamartín Railway Station from Madrid-Barajas Airport, take underground line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios, and then change to line 10 which takes you to Chamartín.
Timetables are available from the official web page: www.renfe.es or call +34 902 24 02 02.

The underground web page is  www.metro.es
Salamanca Railway Station
Ave. de la Estación
37004 Salamanca



Salamanca also has its own small airport, located in the nearby town of Matacán, and a certain times of the year, there are scheduled and charter flights to and from a number of Spanish and European cities.
Matacán Airport (Salamanca)
+34 923 329606.

Barajas Airport (Madrid)
+34 902 35 35 70
+34 91 305 83 43
+34 91 305 83 45

Villanubla Airport (Valladolid)
+34 983 41 55 00



How to get around

Salamanca is a laid-back, pedestrian city that can easily be discovered on foot. The best way to get around is with the city bus services or by walking.

You can consult the city bus services here: http://www.gruporuiz.com/plantillas/salamanca/lineas.php

When to come

Salamanca is a great place to visit any time of the year. Visitors are always welcome to enjoy the cultural heritage, culture and fine dining of this very inviting city. In the summer months, thousands of foreign students flock to the city to attend the specially designed Spanish language courses and the summer school run by the University. The rest of the year, the city plays host to a multitude of cultural, and food and wine events as well as conferences ad seminars. Golf can be played throughout the year (Salamanca Bajo Par).


Salamanca enjoys a continental Mediterranean climate. The winters are cold with low temperatures, while the summers are hot with temperatures that reach over 30 degrees. If you are planning on visiting in the winter, make sure to wrap up warm.

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