How do you get to the College?
You can fly via London (Heathrow or Gatwick) to Madrid on all major carriers (especially B.A., Iberia and Easyjet).
Another option would be to fly via Amsterdam with KLM or via Dublin with Aer Lingus.
There is also a direct Easyjet flight Edinburgh – Madrid, mostly in the late morning, although there is an early morning flight on a Saturday. In 2015, Iberia Express began operating a direct service Edinburgh – Madrid too, although mostly the Madrid-Edinburgh leg has been scheduled to depart Madrid before 8.00am, necessitating a 4.00am or 4.30am departure from the College or an overnight in Madrid.
Our considered advice would be to “shop around” to get the best deal. The College can arrange transport for groups from Madrid Barajas airport while individuals or families may prefer to make use of the airport’s car hire facilities.
For individuals or smaller groups, there is a direct bus service (comfortable, non-stop coach) from the airport (Terminals 1 and 4) to Salamanca every 2 hours. The bus station in Salamanca is only a 5 minute walk from the College. Tickets can be bought at the “El Corte Ingles Viajes” shop in the airport terminals or online at www.avanzabus.es (click on the top of the page for the English version). The journey takes about 2 hours 40 minutes.
Trains from Madrid to Salamanca run via Ávila from Madrid-Chamartín station (from the airport or Madrid city centre take the Metro). The train takes between 2 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes. You would need to get a taxi from the train station in Salamanca to the College. Train tickets and information can be found at www.renfe.com .