Salamanca is easily manageable on foot –the majority of monuments and places of interest are close together. Strolling peacefully through the streets will enable you to discover its most attractive locations.
How to get around
There is a network of city buses with services throughout the city and the outskirts. Buses usually run from 7:15 am-11:45 pm, although the frequency varies according to the route and the day of the week. To get around at night you can use the 'N' night bus service which runs every day of the week from 11:30 pm to about 3 am, and from 11:30 pm to about 4 am on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and the eve of public holidays. Taxis are another option, offering local, provincial and inter-provincial services. They run 24 hours a day, and you can flag them down in the street when the green light is on. Otherwise there are taxi ranks or you can order them by telephone using the radio taxi service. Tariffs are on display inside the taxis and include charges for flag-down, kilometres travelled and other special extras such as night service, public holidays, and train or airport services.
How much does transport cost?
A single ticket for the bus costs €1.05 and can be purchased directly from the driver. This means it is a good idea to carry the exact amount or at least loose change. There is also a bus pass offering a saving of €0.59 on the normal rate: the minimum top-up is €5 and the maximum is €10, and your credit decreases as you make journeys. They are available from the offices of the service management company (Salamanca de Transportes) and can be topped up on the bus itself. Which is the best option? Salamanca is small enough to get around on foot. Nevertheless, depending on the number of journeys you expect to make on public transport, you may want to buy a bus pass.
Other ways of getting around
There is a sightseeing train which goes round Salamanca in the summer. It departs from Plaza de Anaya square. For more information: Salamanca Tourist Board: www.salamanca.es