Salamanca is located in Western Spain, in the autonomous region of Castile-and-LeÃ³n, and is 214 km from Madrid.
How to get here. If you are coming from outside Spain, the easiest way is to fly to Madrid (Madrid-Barajas Airport), and then take the bus (Avanza Bus) or the train (RENFE), both of which have regular services. The trip from Madrid to Salamanca takes approximately two hours. If you are coming from Portugal or France, you can also get here on the bus or train.
BY CAR. If travelling by car, the A-62 and A-66 take you straight to the city. If you are travelling from Madrid, you need to take the A-50.
BY BUS If you decide to take the bus, there is a bus line run by Avanza Bus, which provides a direct service between Madrid-Barajas Airport and Salamanca. The Madrid-Barajas bus stop is located at Terminal 1, in the car park opposite the arrivals lounge. Bus tickets and timetables are available from the web page www.avanzabus.com, at regular ticket booths and inside the airport itself at the Viajes de El Corte InglÃ©s travel agency, located on the first floor of T1. You can also call the following number: +34 902 02 09 99.
There are regular bus services which, with a simple transfer, allow you to get to Salamanca from any Spanish or European city. To get to Madridâs EstaciÃ³n de Autobuses Sur bus station (Avanza Bus, C/ MÃ©ndez Ãlvaro) from Madrid- Barajas airport, the best option is to take underground line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios, and then transfer to line 6 and head to MÃ©ndez Ãlvaro.
Taxis are also available if you prefer the more direct route.
The Madrid tourist information line isÂ +34 91 588 1636.
Salamanca Bus Station
Avenida Filiberto Villalobos 71Â 37007 Salamanca + 34 923 226 079
BY TRAIN.Â If you prefer to travel by train, RENFE (Spanish National Railways) has daily services to Madrid, Lisbon, Oporto, Paris and all connections. To get to Madrid ChamartÃn Railway Station from Madrid-Barajas Airport, take underground line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios, and then transfer to line 10 which takes you to ChamartÃn. Timetables are available on its web page:Â www.renfe.esÂ or call +34 902 24 02 02.
The underground web site isÂ www.metro.es
Salamanca Railway Station Avda de la EstaciÃ³nÂ 37004 Salamanca
BY PLANE. Salamanca also has its own small airport, located in the nearby town of MatacÃ¡n, and at certain times of the year, there are scheduled and charter flights to and from a number of Spanish and European cities.
MatacÃ¡n Airport (Salamanca)
+34 923 329606.
Madrid-Barajas Airport +34 902 35 35 70Â +34 91 305 83 43Â +34 91 305 83 45
Villanubla Airport (Valladolid)
+34 983 41 55 00
Getting about. Salamanca is a quiet, pedestrianised city that can easily be explored on foot. The best way to get around is either with the city bus services or by walking.
You can consult the city bus services here:
When to come Salamanca is a great place to visit any time of the year. Visitors are always welcome to enjoy the cultural heritage, culture and fine dining of this very inviting city. In the summer months, thousands of foreign students flock to the city to attend the specially designed Spanish language courses and the summer school run by the University. The rest of the year, the city plays host to a multitude of cultural, and food and wine events as well as conferences ad seminars. Golf is available all year round.
Climate Salamanca enjoys a continental Mediterranean climate. The winters are cold with low temperatures, while the summers are hot with temperatures that reach over 30 degrees. If you are planning on visiting in the winter, make sure to wrap up warm.