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Prices explained

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The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £11.00
  2. 30 day advance £11.50
  3. 7 day advance £15.50
  • First train
    07:33
  • Last train
    21:50
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 36m
  1. It is an easy journey by train from Madrid to Salamanca. And there is no other short journey from the Spanish capital that matches the ride to Salamanca for sheer beauty. Trains take about 2 hrs 40 mins for the ride. The first half of the journey is the best, as the train climbs up past El Escorial (with its famous monastery) over the wild Sierra de Guadarrama. Once beyond the walled town of Ávila, the pace quickens as the train speeds over the plains to reach the Tormes Valley and Salamanca.

    Bookings for this route open two months in advance. Madrid to Salamanca tickets are offered at a fixed fare, which does not vary in the run-up to the departure date. Therefore, you won't find cheaper tickets by booking in advance.

    Madrid to Salamanca

    Madrid to Salamanca

    The Media Distancia trains to Salamanca all depart from Chamartín station in Madrid. This is a one-class service with up to nine departures daily. All trains make three stops along the way. In Salamanca, your train stops twice. The first station is called 'Salamanca'. While this is the best bet if you are connecting to other trains or local buses, travellers bound for the centre of town should stay on the train for an extra 3 mins and alight at 'Salamanca-La Alamedilla'. This second station is much closer to the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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