How to get there
Getting to Salamanca is easy – it's in the central part of Spain, some 212 kilometres from Madrid. An extensive communications and transport network means you can get to Salamanca from the main Spanish cities.
Salamanca is linked with the capital, Madrid, by the A-50 road, while other Spanish towns such as Gijón, Zamora, Cáceres and Mérida can be accessed on the A-66. You can get to Salamanca from Portugal in a few hours on the A-62 motorway. In addition to the car, you can also use the bus to access the city from other points on the peninsula such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Zaragoza and Santander, and from international destinations such as Bordeaux, Hamburg, Lyons, Munich, Nice and Paris. The bus station is in the city centre, close to the historic centre.
The train is another good option for making the journey to Salamanca in complete comfort, from places like Madrid, Avila, San Sebastián, Bilbao and Barcelona, amongst others. There are also direct services to Portugal, as well as connections to other international destinations via the Irún-Hendaye line. The railway station is in the city centre and is also a modern and eye-catching shopping/leisure centre with an unusual design.
Salamanca airport is part of the naval base which is open to the public in Matacán, and offers connections to Barcelona and Paris. It is located just 15 kilometres from Salamanca and can be reached by bus (€3) or taxi. The closest international airport is Valladolid, less than an hour and a half away. For other international destinations, the best option is to use Barajas airport in Madrid. Renting a car, by train or by bus (there is a direct line which leaves from Terminal 1 at Barajas) are other good options for transferring to Salamanca.
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