There are 6 ways to get from Ponferrada to Porto by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus ALSA  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ponferrada to Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto

$38 - $57

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Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ponferrada to Ponte de Lima Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Ponte de Lima to Porto Airport Expresso Porto

$19 - $41

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Train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Ponferrada to Vigo-Guixar Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic

$48 - $73

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ponferrada to Porto 196.5 miles

$40 - $65

Drive, fly to Vila Real, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Ponferrada to Braganca
  2. Fly from Braganca (BGC) to Vila Real (VRL) BGC - VRL
  3. Take the bus from Vila Real to Porto

$60 - $257

Drive, fly to Viseu, shuttle  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Ponferrada to Braganca
  2. Fly from Braganca (BGC) to Viseu (VSE) BGC - VSE
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Viseu to Porto Airport

$226 - $430

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No, there is no direct bus from Ponferrada to Porto. However, there are services departing from Ponferrada and arriving at Porto via Vigo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ponferrada to Porto. However, there are services departing from Ponferrada and arriving at Porto(Campanha) via Vigo-Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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The distance between Ponferrada and Porto is 228 km. The road distance is 314.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ponferrada to Porto without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Ponferrada to Porto, including transfers.

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

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Ponferrada to Porto train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Ponferrada station.

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The best way to get from Ponferrada to Porto is to bus which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Braganca Airport to Vila Real Airport is the direct flight which takes 20 min.

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Ponferrada to Porto bus services, operated by Autna, arrive at Porto station.

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Map of how to get from Ponferrada to Porto.
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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Ponferrada, Spain and Porto, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Ponferrada to Porto via Vigo in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ponferrada to Porto via Vigo-Guixar in around 8 h 8 min.

Airlines
Sevenair
Website
fly.sevenair.com
Flights from Braganca to Vila Real
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Braganca to Viseu via Vila Real
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$21 - $210
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 Ponferrada to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
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 Ponferrada to Vigo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Ponferrada to Ponte de Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Ovnitur
Phone
258 942 920
Website
ovnitur.pt
Bus from Ponte de Lima to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ovnitur.pt
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.com
Bus from Ponte de Lima to Porto Aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
barquense.com
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Vila Real to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Viseu to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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Porto is 1 h behind Ponferrada. It is currently 11:51 AM in Ponferrada and 10:51 AM in Porto.

Ponferrada to Porto train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Porto(Campanha) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ponferrada to Porto is 314 km. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Ponferrada to Porto.

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Sevenair offers flights from Braganca Airport to Vila Real Airport.

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