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

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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Fly to Vigo, bus  •  3h 55m

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

39€ - 163€

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Rideshare  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Pontevedra 618 km

30€

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  4h 44m

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

37€ - 183€

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  2. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Pontevedra

42€ - 196€

Train via Santiago de Compostela  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv
  2. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Pontevedra 9083 / ...

48€ - 63€

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pontevedra Auto Res

40€ - 55€

Train  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pontevedra Alv

36€ - 52€

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Pontevedra 615.2 km

65€ - 95€

Towncar  •  10h 15m

  1. Take a town car from Madrid to Porto Airport
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Pontevedra

708€ - 853€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Pontevedra is to rideshare which costs 30€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Pontevedra is to fly and bus which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 3h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Pontevedra. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Pontevedra. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Pontevedra via Madrid-Chamartin and Santiago De Compostela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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The distance between Madrid and Pontevedra is 469 km. The road distance is 615.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Pontevedra without a car is to train via Santiago de Compostela which takes 7h 40m and costs 45€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Madrid to Pontevedra, including transfers.

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Madrid to Pontevedra bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Pontevedra train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Pontevedra is to train via Santiago de Compostela which takes 7h 40m and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Pontevedra.
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  • Distance: 468.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Pontevedra via Chamartin, Madrid-Chamartin, and Santiago De Compostela in around 7h 40m. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Pontevedra 3 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 110€
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 Santiago De Compostela to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Vigo - Travesía de Vigo to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€
Book at
blablacar.es
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Madrid to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
550€ - 700€
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Porto Airport to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
160€ - 200€
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VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid to Pontevedra bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Pontevedra station.

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Madrid to Pontevedra train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Pontevedra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Pontevedra is 615 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Madrid to Pontevedra.

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Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Pontevedra bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1370+ hotels available in Pontevedra. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid and Pontevedra. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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