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Getting to Salamanca is easy –it is in the central part of Spain, some 212 kilometres from Madrid. An ample communications and transport network means you can get to Salamanca from the main Spanish cities.

By car

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. 

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By air

Salamanca airport is part of the naval base open to the civilian public in Matacán. It is just 15 kilometres from Salamanca, accessible by taxi, and offers charter and scheduled flights at certain times of year. 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, or taking the train or coach (there is a direct line which leaves from Terminal 1 at Barajas, http://www.salamancabarajas.com/web/default.aspx?lang=en) are other good options for transferring to Salamanca.

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By bus

In addition to the car, you can also take a coach to the city from other points of the peninsula such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Zaragoza and Santander, and from international destinations such as Bordeaux, Hamburg, Lyon, Munich, Nice and Paris. The bus station is in the city centre, close to the historic centre.

By train

The train is another good option for making the journey to Salamanca in complete comfort, from places like Madrid, Ávila, San Sebastián, Bilbao and Barcelona, amongst others. There are also direct services to Portugal, and there are connections to other international destinations using the Irún-Hendaya line. The railway station is in the city centre and is also a modern shopping/leisure centre which catches the eye on account of its unusual design.Renfe Spain Pass This pass allows non-residents to travel around Spain by train. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, or 10 journeys. More information: Renfe Spain Pass

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