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

Recommended option

Train  •  6h 20m

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

45€ - 62€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Pontevedra 613.7 km

30€

7 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Pontevedra Auto Res

40€ - 55€

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Madrid to Pontevedra 613.6 km

55€ - 90€

Fly to Vigo, line 9082 train  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the line 9082 train from Vigo Urzaiz to Pontevedra

38€ - 112€

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, bus  •  5h 11m

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

35€ - 161€

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  5h 42m

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

51€ - 206€

Fly to Porto, towncar  •  6h 54m

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

186€ - 284€

Towncar  •  10h 15m

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

707€ - 852€

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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 fastest way to get from Madrid to Pontevedra is to fly and line 9082 train. Taking this option will cost 35€ - 120€ and takes 4h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Pontevedra. Services depart twice daily, 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Madrid and Pontevedra is 469 km. The road distance is 613.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Pontevedra without a car is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs 45€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m 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 which takes 6h 20m 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: 6h 20m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pontevedra twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 5h 10m. Alternatively, Avanza Grupo operates a bus from Madrid to Pontevedra twice daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
14€ - 100€
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 Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 Santiago De Compostela to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
alsa.com
Transporte de Galicia
Website
tmg.xunta.gal
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Schedules at
tmg.xunta.gal
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 Santiago de Compostela to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
La Estradense
Phone
986570165
Email
info@aestrada.gal
Website
aestrada.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
aestrada.gal
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 Porto Airport to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
160€ - 200€
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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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Vigo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 614 km. It takes approximately 6h 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 457+ hotels available in Pontevedra. Prices start at 75€ 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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