There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Ponferrada by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Leon, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Leon (LEN) BCN - LEN
  2. Take the train from Leon to Ponferrada

$132 - $283

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Fly to Vigo, train  •  9 h 21 min

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

$55 - $189

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Fly to A Coruna, bus  •  6 h 51 min

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

$56 - $199

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BCN - SCQ
  2. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
  3. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Ponferrada

$57 - $192

Fly to Bilbao, train  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO
  2. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Ponferrada

$88 - $201

Fly to Oviedo, bus, train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Oviedo (OVD) BCN - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon
  3. Take the train from Leon to Ponferrada

$102 - $268

Train  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Ponferrada Hot / ...

$110 - $140

Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Ponferrada

$55 - $85

Bus MonBus  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Becilla de Valderaduey
  2. Take the bus from Becilla De Valderaduey to Ponferrada

$69 - $100

Trenhotel  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Barcelona Sants to Ponferrada Galicia / ...

$110 - $140

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Ponferrada 548.6 miles

$100 - $150

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 22 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Ponferrada is 736 km. The road distance is 877.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Ponferrada without a car is to train which takes 10 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Barcelona to Ponferrada, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Ponferrada bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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Barcelona to Ponferrada train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Ponferrada is to train which takes 10 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Leon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Barcelona to Ponferrada bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Ponferrada station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Ponferrada.
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  • Distance: 460 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Ponferrada 4 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $140 and the journey takes 10 h 22 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Ponferrada twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 12 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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 Leon to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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 Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
renfe.com
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Becilla De Valderaduey to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Becilla de Valderaduey
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Barcelona to Ponferrada train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Ponferrada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Ponferrada is 878 km. It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to drive from Barcelona to Ponferrada.

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Iberia offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Leon Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Ponferrada train tickets online with Loco2.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Ponferrada. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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