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). The main airline is Ryanair.
Spanish Airlines: AENA (http://www.aena.es).
FROM THE AIRPORT
• MADRID Barajas:
Madrid airport-Salamanca: 2 hours 45 minutes, Express Service. One way: EUR 25.95. Round trip: EUR 42.20.
To catch a train (Estación de Chamartín) or a bus (Estación de Auto-Res, at Méndez Álvaro), you can take a taxi (approx. EUR 23, between 15 and 30 minutes) 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: http://www.metromadrid.es/
By bus from Estación de Auto-Res, at Méndez Álvaro. The bus company from Madrid is AUTO-RES: http://www.avanzabus.com/
Madrid-Salamanca: 2.5 hours, Express Service (every hour). One way: EUR 17.40. Round trip: EUR 28.60 (valid: 1 year).
Another bus company that has national and international service is ALSA.
By train from Estación de Chamartín
Madrid Chamartín-Salamanca: 2.5 hours, 7 trains daily.
One way: EUR 16.50. Round trip: 10% discount (valid: 15 days).
• 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: http://www.avanzabus.com/
Valladolid-Salamanca: 1 hour 15 / 1 hour 30 minutes. 4-7 buses daily.
One way: EUR 7.40 to 9.75 . Round trip: EUR 13.50 to 17.60 (valid: 1 year).
Another bus company that has national and international service is ALSA: http://www.alsa.es
Discounts of 20% with the Carné Joven (Euro <26)
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).
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, which leaves from track 1.
You can consult all information to getting to Salamanca here