Madrid to Salamanca by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $14.68
  2. 30 day advance $27.95
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 38m
  • Distance
    175 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 51m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Madrid to Salamanca by train

Fast trains from Madrid to Salamanca take around 2 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 175 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Madrid and Salamanca.

1. Are there direct trains from Madrid to Salamanca?

Direct trains from Madrid to Salamanca have been found.

We usually find around 8 direct trains on the route from Madrid to Salamanca every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 6 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Madrid to Salamanca?

The Madrid to Salamanca train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Madrid to Salamanca train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Salamanca is usually scheduled to depart Madrid around 07:33 and the last train is around 21:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Madrid around 08:28, and the last at 21:12.

What's the Madrid to Salamanca train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Madrid to Salamanca are $14.68.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $27 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $23. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Madrid to Salamanca train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Madrid to Salamanca by train.

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Which train companies operate between Madrid and Salamanca?

Media Distancia is the train company that operates on the route from Madrid to Salamanca.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Salamanca to Madrid by train

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Media Distancia

It is an easy journey by train from Madrid to Salamanca. And there is no other short journey from the Spanish capital that matches the ride to Salamanca for sheer beauty. The first half of the journey is the best, as the train climbs up past El Escorial (with its famous monastery) over the wild Sierra de Guadarrama. Once beyond the walled town of Ávila, the pace quickens as the train speeds over the plains to reach the Tormes Valley and Salamanca.

Madrid to Salamanca

The Media Distancia trains to Salamanca all depart from Chamartín station in Madrid. This is a one-class service. All trains make three stops along the way. In Salamanca, your train stops twice. The first station is called 'Salamanca'. While this is the best bet if you are connecting to other trains or local buses, travellers bound for the centre of town should stay on the train for an extra 3 mins and alight at 'Salamanca-La Alamedilla'. This second station is much closer to the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town.

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