There are 7 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

$79 - $239

Cheapest option

Trenhotel  •  7 h 30 min

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

$37 - $72

5 alternative options

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$55 - $174

Bus  •  5 h

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

$40 - $60

Train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$67 - $98

Bus via Atocha Renfe  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Ponferrada

$45 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

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

$45 - $70

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 $40 - $60 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 48 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 Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
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
$35 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Standard
$35 - $70
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA
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
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
alsa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Ponferrada is 339 km. The road distance is 402 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 5 h.

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

No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport (MAD) and arriving at Ponferrada via Madrid-Chamartin and Leon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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.

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