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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train, bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leon to Villafranca Del Bierzo

€38 - €94

Cheapest option

Bus via Benavente  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Benavente Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Benavente to Villafranca Del Bierzo

€34 - €44

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Bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ponferrada

€34 - €52

Train  •  7h 49m

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

€43 - €102

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo 412.2 km

€40 - €60

Fly to A Coruna, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Villafranca Del Bierzo

€60 - €175

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Oviedo (OVD) MAD - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Villafranca Del Bierzo

€74 - €188

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, bus, night bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ
  2. Take the bus from Labacolla Airport to Lugo
  3. Take the night bus from Lugo to Villafranca Del Bierzo

€42 - €162

Fly to Vigo, bus  •  9h 13m

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

€66 - €204

Madrid Atocha Station → Villafranca del Bierzo
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Villafranca del Bierzo is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo is to bus via Benavente which costs €30 - €45 and takes 7h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo is to drive which takes 3h 55m and costs €40 - €60.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo. However, there are services departing from Reina Sofía and arriving at Villafranca Del Bierzo via Madrid Estacion Sur and Ponferrada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 16m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Villafranca del Bierzo is 357 km. The road distance is 412.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 57m and costs €35 - €95.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo is to bus which takes 7h 16m and costs €30 - €55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €40 - €110 and takes 7h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to A Coruna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Ponferrada station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo.
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  • Distance: 356.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 57m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ponferrada every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo via Atocha, Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, Leon, Ponferrada, and Ponferrada in around 7h 49m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Madrid to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€35 - €45
Promo+
€40 - €44
Flexible
€55 - €75
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 Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Leon to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Leon to Villafranca Del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benavente to Villafranca Del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
alsa.com
Bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Villafranca Del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Villafranca Del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Lugo to Villafranca Del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vigo to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Labacolla Airport to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo is 412 km. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Villafranca del Bierzo.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to A Coruna Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Villafranca del Bierzo. Prices start at €75 per night.

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