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There are 8 ways to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada.
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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Ponferrada, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Bilbao to Ponferrada once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 6 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Ponferrada via Burgos in around 7 hours.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Bilbao to Leon via Barcelona
Avg. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Leon via Madrid, Mahon
Avg. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Leon via Barcelona, Ibiza
Avg. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to León
Avg. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Night train from León to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Burgos
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Ponferrada
Avg. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Book at
blablacar.es

How far is it from Bilbao to Ponferrada?

The distance between Bilbao and Ponferrada is 309 km. The road distance is 435 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada?

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 4 hours 53 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada?

The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada is to drive which takes 4 hours 12 minutes and costs 50€.

Is there a direct train between Bilbao and Ponferrada?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 hours 30 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Bilbao and Ponferrada?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 7 hours 40 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Bilbao to Ponferrada?

The train from Bilbao-Abando to Ponferrada takes 6 hours 30 minutes including transfers and departs once daily.