There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Villafranca del Bierzo

$30 - $55

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Train, bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Astorga A
  2. Take the bus from Astorga to Villafranca del Bierzo

$64 - $90

Trenhotel  •  9 h 1 min

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

$51 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo 256.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to A Coruna, bus  •  6 h 4 min

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

$70 - $230

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ
  2. Take the bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo
  3. Take the bus from Lugo to Villafranca del Bierzo

$44 - $166

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Estacion Sur and arriving at Villafranca del Bierzo. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Villafranca del Bierzo is 355 km. The road distance is 410.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs .

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The bus from Madrid - Estacion Sur to Villafranca del Bierzo takes 5 h 22 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo is 411 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Madrid 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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Map of how to get from Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo.
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  • Distance: 222 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 22 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 Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
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)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Astorga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Standard
$35 - $70
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Madrid - Estacion Sur to Villafranca del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Astorga to Villafranca del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from A Coruña to Villafranca del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lugo to Villafranca del Bierzo
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Freire
Phone
+34 902 800 220
Email
infofreire@empresafreire.com
Website
empresafreire.com
Bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Schedules at
empresafreire.com
Transporte de Galicia
Website
tmg.xunta.gal
Bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tmg.xunta.gal

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There are 156+ hotels available in Villafranca del Bierzo. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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