By bus to Salamanca
I travelled by bus from Coimbra in Portugal, arriving at Salamanca's main bus station on Avenida Filiberto Villalobos.
From here you will find buses to all parts of Spain - I went to Madrid from here, 3 hours.
There is a regular bus service from Madrid; Auto Res is the company, and the buses are really comfortable. From Madrid to Salamanca is a 2:30 hours trip.
Hay un servicio regular de buses desde Madrid, que brinda la Compañía Auto Res; los buses son realmente cómodos.El viaje lleva 2:30 horas.
Walk or take the bus
Salamanca is a very small city. I walked to class every morning from the flat where I was staying, which was located near the train station..and the building where classes took place was located near the Plaza Mayor..this was usually a 15 minute walk. You don't need a car, and there are plenty of taxis and buses. From wherever you are, you can easily take a bus to your destination. It is very cheap to take the bus! They stop running at around 11:30pm, and after that it is better to walk, if you are staying near the plaza, or take a taxi.
I flew to Madrid and then got...
I flew to Madrid and then got a bus from Chamartin to Salamanca, which took about 2.5 hours. Smoking is, unfortunately, permitted on the bus.
Dont really need public transport if you're staying in town and just hanging around Salamanca
The best way to reach...
The best way to reach Salamanca is the bus. There are also train connections to Madrid and Valladolid, but buses have more destinations, are more frequent and usually more comfortable. Driving your car is also a good option, since roads are generally good, although there are few motorways.
While in the city of Salamanca a car is useless (the center of the city is pedestrian), it would be advisable to have one if you want to visit the rest of the province. Picture: the Twelve Apostels in the cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo, the province's second town, with lots of beautiful architecture, a defensive wall and a very comfortable parador situated in the old castle.
Bus from Madrid, Leon, Avila...
Bus from Madrid, Leon, Avila or Madrid.
Train also possible for last two.
Worth remembering that the bus station and train station are some way apart.
NB Contrary to the impression given by some guide books, there is no train between Salamanca and Zamora.
In general, walk. The area with the main sights is not very big and the traffic was often close to gridlock.
ZAMORA Good train links with...
ZAMORA Good train links with Galicia and Avila/Madrid. Good bus links with Salamanca and León.
The bus and train stations are close to each other in Zamora but unfortunately a bit out of town and I do not think there is a bus.
(Photo: Plaza Mayor - Zamora)
Well, as I was staying in...
Well, as I was staying in Caceres, I got the bus there. It took 4 hours but only cost about 9 euros each way. Buses are so cheap in Spain and you can get to Salamanca from most cities.
It´s easy enough to see the sights on foot, and the good weather makes it more enjoyable.
You probably fly from anywhere...
You probably fly from anywhere into Madrid
From the Airport take the Metro to the main station and from there a train to Salamanca, which takes about two and a half hours. The trains do not run too often and it is wise to ask the schedule and buy a ticket in advance
You can also ask and take the metro to the central Bus Station. Busses go more often. Travel time and price are about the same.
Salamanca train station
Salamanca train station is a modern building, trains from Madrid take about 150 minutes. The trains are run by RENFE.from Madrid Chamartin station. There are also buses to and from Madrid
Once you reach the city centre or the old town, you only need a good pair of shoes although, to tell the truth, it's not to big really, so, all the main sights are close to each other.
Salamanca is not huge, but if it's raining or if you need a cab for another reason, they are easy to find just outside of Plaza Mayor in the Plaza de Corrillo (near Iglesia San Martin).
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