There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Ponferrada by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ponferrada

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Ponferrada 243.6 miles

$24

7 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Ponferrada A

$56 - $72

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Benavente Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Benavente to Ponferrada

$45 - $66

Trenhotel  •  7 h 27 min

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

$36 - $72

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Ponferrada 243.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to A Coruna, bus  •  6 h 19 min

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

$72 - $235

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  7 h 41 min

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

$56 - $172

Fly to Vigo, train  •  8 h 8 min

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

$67 - $253

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Ponferrada is to rideshare which costs 20€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Ponferrada is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Ponferrada is 338 km. The road distance is 389.9 km.

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The bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ponferrada takes 4 h 15 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Estacion Sur and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Ponferrada via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Ponferrada every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Ponferrada once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 3 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
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
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)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benavente to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from A Coruña to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.es

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