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

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ponferrada to Madrid Estacion Sur

30€ - 45€

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Rideshare  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ponferrada to Madrid 389.3 km

17€ - 25€

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Train  •  4h 46m

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

40€ - 96€

Train via Valladolid  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ponferrada to Valladolid Re
  2. Take the train from Valladolid to Madrid-Chamartin Avn / ...

36€ - 72€

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Ponferrada to Madrid 389.6 km

35€ - 60€

Train to A Coruna, fly  •  6h 55m

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

43€ - 218€

Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly  •  6h 47m

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

42€ - 155€

Bus to Oviedo, fly  •  7h 41m

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

55€ - 206€

Train to Vigo, fly  •  8h 17m

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

44€ - 195€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ponferrada to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Ponferrada to Madrid is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ponferrada and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ponferrada to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Ponferrada and arriving at Sol via Leon and Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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The distance between Ponferrada and Madrid is 338 km. The road distance is 389.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ponferrada to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The bus from Ponferrada to Madrid Estacion Sur takes 4h 45m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Ponferrada to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Ponferrada station.

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Ponferrada to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Ponferrada station.

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The best way to get from Ponferrada to Madrid is to bus which takes 4h 45m and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 100€ and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Ponferrada to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 337.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Ponferrada to Madrid Estacion Sur every 3 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 4h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ponferrada to Madrid via Leon, Madrid-Chamartin, and Chamartin in around 4h 46m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 300€
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 290€
Flights from Oviedo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 180€
Flights from Oviedo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 150€
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 Ponferrada to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Leon to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Ponferrada to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
20€ - 26€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valladolid to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Ponferrada to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Ponferrada to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Ponferrada to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
40€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
Train from Valladolid to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
18€ - 24€
Promo+
23€ - 26€
Flexible
35€ - 45€
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 Ponferrada to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Ponferrada to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ponferrada to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Book at
blablacar.es

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Ponferrada to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Ponferrada to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ponferrada to Madrid is 390 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Ponferrada to Madrid.

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

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

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