Salamanca does have an airport, but there are no international flights. ISLA recommends flying to Madrid and then traveling direct from Madrid Airport to Salamanca via coach which takes 2,5 hours from Madrid Airport.

Getting to Salamanca from Madrid is extremely straightforward, if a little longish. It's a question of stepping out of the terminal, onto the coach and zoning out for a couple of hours or so. We think that it is precisely the journey length that preserves the character of Salamanca so carefully intact. Day trippers from the capital descend on closer Segovia and Avila, put off by the extra hour's journey which visitors on longer stays find fairly insignificant.

ISLA recommends taking a direct bus from Madrid Airport to Salamanca

To make your arrival in Spain super easy and smooth, ISLA offers an easy transfer from Madrid Airport to Salamanca. Just give us your arrival time and we'll do the rest. The tickets will be sent to you by pdf in advance of your journey. ISLA also offers a return bus transfer to Madrid Airport

Madrid Airport - Salamanca (One Way)

with direct bus from Madrid Airport

Price: 27 €

(FREE for students doing 2 weeks or more)

Madrid Airport – Salamanca – Madrid Airport (Return)

with direct bus from Madrid Airport

Price: 54 €

Price: 27 € (for students doing 2 weeks or more)

Journey to Salamanca

Arrive at Madrid Airport
(flight arrival time info)
(which terminal)

Optional Meet & Greet Service
(info)

Locate the AVANZA Bus Parking Lot (how?)
(view bus departure times)

Show the ticket to the bus driver
(about tickets)

The journey is 230km long
(Avanza bus)

and it takes about 2.5 hours

Welcome To Salamanca
(what now?)
(Meet & Greet - optional)

What if something goes wrong?
(what to do?)

Minors are picked up by their host families..

ISLA offers a Meet & Greet service

M & G MADRID

Some students (or their parents) would rather have a chaperone who meets them at the arrivals gate with a sign and takes them to the coach, waiting with them til it departs.

At Madrid airport
This service (M & G MADRID) is also available on return when the student will be picked up from the coach, checked in and seen through immigration.
Price: 55 € per person or party

M & G SALAMANCA

You can book the M&G Salamanca and be met at the coach stop by a driver with a sign, who is pre-paid and pre-advised as to where to take you. So for little more than a regular taxi you save yourself a couple of potential wobbles.

(Minors are picked up by their host families)

This service (M & G SALAMANCA) is also available on return when the student will be picked up from their accommodation and taken to the Coach Station by taxi.
Price: 9,50 €

INDIVIDUAL PICK UP TAXI

FROM MADRID AIRPORT TO SALAMANCA ACCOMMODATION.

For students that don't wish to wait for a coach or whose flights don't tie in with one, we recommend the individual pick up. It's quite competitively priced and is a door-to-door service.

Prices:
  • one person: 190 €
  • 2 people: 110 €
  • 3 people: 70 €

Bus departure timetables: Madrid Airport -> Salamanca

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
09:00 11:45 13:00 15:45 13:00 15:45 13:00 15:45 09:00 11:45 13:00 15:45 13:00 15:45
11:00 13:45 15:00 17:45 15:00 17:45 15:00 17:45 13:00 15:45 15:00 17:45 15:00 17:45
13:00 15:45 17:00 19:35 17:00 19:35 17:00 19:35 15:00 17:45 17:00 19:35 17:00 19:35
15:00 17:45 19:00 21:45 19:00 21:45 19:00 21:45 17:00 19:35 19:00 21:45 19:00 21:45
17:00 19:35 21:00 23:45 21:00 23:45 21:00 23:45 19:00 21:45 21:00 23:45 21:00 23:45
19:00 21:45 22:00* 00:45 22:00* 00:45 22:00* 00:45 21:00 23:45 22:00* 00:45
21:00 23:45 22:00* 00:45
22:00* 00:45
* only in July, August and September and not on Saturdays.

Bus departure timetables: Salamanca -> Madrid Airport

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
06:00 08:45 07:00 09:50 07:00 09:50 07:00 09:50 07:00 09:50 07:00 09:50 08:00 10:50
07:00 09:50 09:00 11:45 09:00 11:45 09:00 11:45 09:00 11:45 09:00 11:45 10:00 12:45
09:00 11:45 11:00 13:45 11:00 13:45 11:00 13:45 11:00 13:45 11:00 13:45 12:00 14:45
11:00 13:45 14:00 16:45 14:00 16:45 14:00 16:45 14:00 16:45 14:00 16:45 14:00 16:45
14:00 16:45 16:00 18:45 16:00 18:45 16:00 18:45 16:00 18:45 16:00 18:45 16:00 18:45
16:00 18:45 17:30 20:15
17:30 20:15

Which Terminal for which airline

AEGEAN AIRLINES T2
AER LINGUS T1
AEROFLOT T1
AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS T1
AEROMÉXICO T1
AIR ALGERIE T4
AIR BERILN T4
AIR CHINA T1
AIR EUROPA T1,T2
AIR FRANCE T2
AIR NOSTRUM T4
ALITALIA T2
AMERICAN AIRLINES T4
AVIANCA T4
BA CITYFLYER T4
BLUE AIR T1
BOLIVIANA DE AVIACIÓN T1
BRITISH AIRWAYS T4
BRUSSELS AIRLINES T2
BULGARIA AIR T4
CEIBA INTERCONTINENTAL T4
CONVIASA T1
CZECH AIRLINES T4
CUBANA AIRLINES T1
DELTA AIRLINES T1
EL AL - ISRAEL AIRLINES T1
EMIRATES T1
ETHIOPHIAN AIRLINES T1
EASYJET T4
EASYJET SWITZERLAND T4
EGYPTAIR T1
EL AL-ISRAEL AIRLINES T4
EMIRATES T4
ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES T4
EVELOP T4
FINNAIR T4
GERMANWINGS T2
IBERIA EXPRESS T1
IBERIA T4
KLM T4
KOREAN AIR T4
LAN AIRWAYS T2
LAN ECUADOR T2
LAN PERÚ T4
LOT-POLSKIE LINIE T4
LOTNICZE T4
LUFTHANSA T1
LUXAIR T1
MERIDIANA FLY T4
NIKI T4
NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE T1
PEGASUS AIRLINES T4
QATAR AIRWAYS T2
ROYAL AIR MAROCO T1
ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES T2
RYANAIR T4
S7 AIRLINES T2
SATA INTERNATIONAL T4
SAUDIA T1
SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES LTD T1
TAM AIRLINES T1
TAP PORTUGAL T1
TAROM T4
THAI AIRWAYS T1
TRANSAVIA.COM T4
TRANSAVIA FRANCE T1
TUNISAIR T1
TURKISH AIRLINES T1
UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES T4
UNITED AIRLINES T1
US AIRWAYS T1
VUELING AIRLINES T1
WAMOS AIR T1
WIZZ AIR T2

Getting to Salamanca F.A.Q

At ISLA we consider booking any coach that departs less than 90 minutes from your landing time to be risky (or very risky in the case of a Terminal 2 arrival when you have to walk about 25 minutes to get to the Terminal 1 coach park).

Planes can be late, they might park far away from the terminal, luggage can take a long time to come out, at passport control there might be a queue and you might have a long walk, or in the case of Terminal 4 a shuttle ride, to the arrival gate.

If you are booked on a later coach and arrive punctually, you can change your ticket with the driver on the coach (when it gets to the parking 15 minutes prior to departure) for 1,50 euros for an earlier one if there is space. If you are booked on a coach which you miss, you lose your ticket and there might not be space on the next one and then you are a bit stuck. So, unless we hear to the contrary, we will book you onto the closest coach 90 minutes from your landing time.

All of this said, while we like to be responsible, we don’t want to boss you around, so if you want to take a coach where this margin can’t be respected, that’s your call.

You might be tempted to do this if it means your being able to take the last direct bus from the airport and thus avoid having to go to Madrid centre to take the last slow coach from there.

Last coach from airport T1/T4: October–June 21:00/21:15 July, August, September (except on Saturdays): 22.00/22.15 Last coach from city centre (30 minutes taxi ride from airport): 22:30 (Sundays 23.00).

You might even decide that you want us to buy you tickets on two coaches to cover best and worst case scenarios. Also OK.

Relax. We are at the end of the phone (and speak English and Spanish). We will try and get you on the next coach from the airport. If this doesn’t work out, we will figure out an alternative

Yes. The coach driver will sell you a ticket if there are seats available, from 15 minutes prior to departure. You’ll have more chance of getting a seat by asking ISLA to book you one.

You can walk, of course, but we recommend: