International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Culture Corner

Getting Around Salamanca

Although Salamanca does have a public bus system and taxis, there really is no need to use these means of transportation. Students are within walking distance to everything, including the university and the ISA offices. Walking is the best way to learn street names, experience the personality of the city, and soak up the local culture. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk much more than you might at home. If you get lost, don't be afraid to practice your Spanish to get yourself back on track.

To learn more about the different ways to navigate Salamanca, please read the descriptions below.

Types of Transportation

Local Bus:
A one-way bus ride on one of Salamanca's 13 bus routes costs €1.00. If desired, you may purchase a bus card for €5-10. Each ride is reduced to €0.55 when using this bus card. Click here to be redirected to the Salamanca de Transportes website.

By taxi, a trip from one end of Salamanca to the other will cost about €5 during the day and about €7 at night.

National Bus/Train:
National buses and trains connect Salamanca to other cities throughout Spain and Europe. Both the bus and train stations are centrally located. 15 buses and four trains depart daily for Madrid. Click here to be redirected to the Estación de Autobuses de Salamanca website. Click here to be redirected to the Renfe website.

The Salamanca-Matacán airport is about nine miles outside of Salamanca proper. The airport serves Air Europa and Iberia (operated by Air Nostrum), flying to Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Barcelona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Paris. Click here to be redirected to the Salamanca Airport website.