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Taking the train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín

The train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín takes just 1h 36m on the fastest Renfe Alvia services. You'll be dropped in the city centre refreshed and ready to start exploring immediately. On top of that, you get to take in the beauty of the Spanish countryside as the train makes its way through stunning landscapes.

Travelling at speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph), Renfe's Alvia trains will get you to Madrid just in time to enjoy the local cuisines at the Mercado de San Miguel. You'll enjoy comfortable reclining seats with individual armrests and footrests. Why not start your holiday as you mean to go on and treat yourself to First Class tickets, where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and entertainment throughout your journey?

When you arrive at the Madrid Chamartín train station, head over to the Royal Palace of Madrid and take in the beauty of the national art and antique collections. Ready to book? Keep reading this page for more information about tickets, train times and journey FAQs.

Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín by train

It takes an average of 4h 44m to travel from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (175 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín and tickets for this journey start from $14.36 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 40m
Price$14.36 - $110.59
Distance109 miles (175 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationSalamanca
Arrival stationMadrid Chamartín
ChangesDirect trains available
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Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín train times

Check out the next trains departing from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín for domingo jul. 12º 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:28 Salamanca17:06 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18902 Renfe Get tickets4h 38m, 1 change
15:30 Salamanca17:11 Madrid ChamartínAlvia/Avant 4958 Renfe Get tickets1h 41m, direct
15:55 Salamanca18:50 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18314 Renfe Get tickets2h 55m, 1 change
16:44 Salamanca20:34 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18904 Renfe Get tickets3h 50m, 1 change
06:25 Salamanca08:05 Madrid ChamartínAlvia/Avant 4868 Renfe Get tickets1h 40m, direct
07:12 Salamanca11:21 Madrid ChamartínRegional Exprés 18302 Renfe Get tickets4h 09m, 1 change
07:32 Salamanca14:28 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18900 Renfe Get tickets6h 56m, 2 changes
07:32 Salamanca15:05 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18900 Renfe Get tickets7h 33m, 1 change
12:28 Salamanca16:35 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18902 Renfe Get tickets4h 07m, 1 change
15:55 Salamanca18:50 Madrid ChamartínMedia Distancia 18314 Renfe Get tickets2h 55m, 1 change

Renfe, Alvia, Trenhotel and Media Distancia trains from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín

You can travel from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín on Renfe, Alvia, Trenhotel and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

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The Trenhotel is Renfe's night train service, which serves national and international routes in Portugal. The trains offer three classes with different levels of comfort for the beds and seats – Turista (Second Class), Preferente (First Class) and Gran Confort or Gran Clase. There are six different Trenhotel routes – Galicia (Barcelona – Vigo), Rosalía de Castro (Barcelona – A Coruña), Rías Gallegas (Madrid – Pontevedra), Atlántico (Madrid – Ferrol), Lusitania (Madrid – Lisbon) and Surexpreso (Irun – Lisbon).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín

Train tickets from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín start at $14.36 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $42.94.
lowest price found
from$14.36
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$42.56
on the day
avg. single price$42.94

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín

Want to know more about your journey from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín take?

The average journey time by train between Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín is 4 hours and 44 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín cost?

Train tickets from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín can start from as little as $14.36 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín leave?

The first train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín leave?

The last train from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín leaves at 16:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín by train?

Trains travelling from Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín cover a distance of around 109 miles (175 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid Chamartín to Salamanca.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Salamanca to Madrid Chamartín for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/12/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 07/06/2020 for travel on 05/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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