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There are 5 ways to get from Porto to León by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Zamora  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Zamora
  2. Take the bus from Zamora to León

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Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Povoa do Varzim to Leon N1154

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Train  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar Ic
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Leon Alv / ...

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Porto to León 394.4 km

Fly, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Madrid (MAD) OPO - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

Porto to León by train

The train journey time between Porto and León is around 27h 49m and covers a distance of around 581 km. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 7m. The fastest train normally takes 27h 49m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Porto to León train service departs from Porto - Campanha and arrives in Leon. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
7h 42m
Layover time:
20h 7m
Total time:
27h 49m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
27h 49m
Train distance:
581 km
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€40
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:13
Last train departs at:
08:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to León train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Porto to León is to bus, which costs €27 - €35 and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to León is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to León. However, there are services departing from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto and arriving at León via Zamora. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to León. However, there are services departing from Porto - Campanha and arriving at Leon via Vigo Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 42m.

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The distance between Porto and León is 299 km. The road distance is 394.4 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to León without a car is to bus via Zamora which takes 7h 55m and costs €70 - €100.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from Porto to León, including transfers.

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Porto to León bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto station.

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Porto to León train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Porto - Campanha station.

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The best way to get from Porto to León is to bus via Zamora which takes 7h 55m and costs €70 - €100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 8h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Porto to León.
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  • Distance: 299 km
  • Duration: 7h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Porto to León via Zamora in around 7h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Porto to León via Vigo Guixar in around 8h 42m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €110
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €140
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Leon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Zamora
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
iberocoach.com
Empresa Vivas
Phone
980 51 66 23
Email
%20info@autocaresvivas.es
Website
autocaresvivas.es
Bus from Zamora to León
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €22
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Zamora to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
alsa.com
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Povoa do Varzim to Leon
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Povoa do Varzim to Leon
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Porto to León bus services, operated by Empresa Vivas, arrive at León station.

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León is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 10:01 PM in Porto and 11:01 PM in León.

Porto to León train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to León is 394 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Porto to León.

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Ryanair, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in León. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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