There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to A Coruna, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the bus from A Coruña to Ponferrada

$73 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Ponferrada

$30 - $50

4 alternative options

Fly to Vigo, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Ponferrada

$65 - $242

Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Leon to Ponferrada Ic / ...

$67 - $98

Trenhotel  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid-Chamartin to Ponferrada Atlantico

$62 - $82

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada 251.5 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at Ponferrada via Madrid-Chamartin and Leon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Ponferrada is 339 km. The road distance is 402.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs 27€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada is to bus which takes 5 h and costs 27€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada.
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  • Distance: 211.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Ponferrada, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada via Chamartín, Madrid-Chamartin, and Leon in around 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Madrid to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from A Coruña to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com

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