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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or towncar

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Train, bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Penafiel N1157

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Night bus, train  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Porto N795
  2. Take the train from Porto - Sao Bento to Penafiel 871 / ...

6 alternative options

Train, bus, night bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to Bragança
  3. Take the night bus from Braganca to Penafiel

Train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Urzaiz Alv
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha Ic

Drive  •  5h 19m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel 520.8 km

Train, fly to Porto  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO

Fly to Vigo, towncar  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take a town car from Vigo to Porto Airport

Towncar  •  8h 48m

  1. Take a town car from Madrid to Porto Airport 571.3 km

Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Penafiel is around 12h 34m and covers a distance of around 537 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 28m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 19m. Operated by Metro de Madrid, Renfe Viajeros, Renfe AVE and others, the Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel service departs from Estacion Del Arte and arrives in Penafiel. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 5m
Layover time:
5h 28m
Total time:
12h 34m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 19m
Journey distance:
537 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€36
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:40
Last service departs at:
17:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel subway, train and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel is to night bus and train which costs €30 - €50 and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel is to train and fly which costs €55 - €160 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel. However, there are services departing from Atocha and arriving at Penafiel via Madrid-Chamartin, Vigo Guixar and Porto - Campanha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Penafiel is 396 km. The road distance is 520.8 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 37m and costs €35 - €140.

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It takes approximately 7h 37m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Penafiel is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 9:00 PM in Madrid Atocha Station and 8:00 PM in Penafiel.

Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Porto - Campanha station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel.
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  • Distance: 396.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 37m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Penafiel, Portugal?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel via Atocha, Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, Vigo Urzaiz, Vigo Guixar, and Porto - Campanha in around 11h 3m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €110
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€23 - €30
Promo+
€29 - €31
Flexible
€40 - €55
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto - Sao Bento to Penafiel
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€3 - €5
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zamora to Penafiel
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zamora to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
iberocoach.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zamora to Penafiel
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zamora to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Night bus from Braganca to Penafiel
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Vigo to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€140 - €180
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Madrid to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€500 - €650
More information at
VMTransfers

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel is 521 km. It takes approximately 5h 19m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Penafiel.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Penafiel. Prices start at €87 per night.

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