Salamanca is located at around two hours west from Madrid and can be easily reached by bus or train from Madrid center/airport. Salamanca train station is located in the N-E side of the city while the bus station is in the W part of the city. The Fonseca Auditorium in which the conference will be held is locate right inside the historic center of Salamanca (casco histórico)
How to reach Salamanca via Bus
There are direct express buses that take you from Madrid – Barajas Airport to Salamanca, departing both from Terminal 1 and Terminal 4. The company which runs the bus service is Avanzabus. On their website you can find information about schedules and prices (as well as reserving tickets in advance, which we recommend). Average travel time from Madrid Airport to to Salamanca is about 2:45h.
Direct buses directed to Salamanca also depart from Madrid center (from Madrid Estacion Sur and Madrid Moncloa bus stations).
All bus services stop at Salamanca Bus Station.
How to reach Salamanca via Train
There are regular train services from Madrid to Salamanca. All options are operated by the Spanish national train company RENFE (visit their website for timetables and prices). There are mainly two options to reach Salamanca via train from Madrid:
Media Distancia services are regular (regional) train services connecting Madrid Príncipe Pio Station and Salamanca. There are currently 7 daily services in both ways which take approximately 2:45min to arrive to Salamanca Train Station.
Madrid (7:40) -> Salamanca (10:40)
Salamanca (5:48) -> Madrid (8:26)
Madrid (21:12) -> Salamanca (23:46)
Salamanca (20:01) -> Madrid (22:47)
ALVIA services are high-speed trains that connect Madrid Chamartín station and Salamanca in only 1:40h. Due to the ongoing pandemic there are only 3 daily services.
Madrid (8:50) -> Salamanca (10:31)
Salamanca (6:25) -> Madrid (8:05)
Madrid (20:40) -> Salamanca (22:21)
Salamanca (18:20) -> Madrid (20:00)
How to reach Salamanca by car
An alternative possibility to reach Salamanca is renting a car at Madrid airport and drive to Salamanca via the A-50 highway, which takes around 2:10h. Both Madrid Airport and Salamanca Trains station host offices of the major international car rental companies.
Moving around the city
Once in Salamanca, moving around the city is quite easy both by feet or using public transportation. Public buses (single-use tickets cost 1.05€) connect both the train station (Line 1) and the bus station (Line 4) with the city center.
Taxis can be easily found outside the train station, the bus station and at several points in the city. However, you can reserve a ride by calling either (+34) 923 250 000 or using the Pidetaxi service.