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There are 4 ways to get from Porto to Ponferrada by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto, Porto to Vigo 1783
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Ponferrada

$34 - $55

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Train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$45 - $76

Bus, train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to A Gudiña
  2. Take the bus from A Gudiña to O Barco de Valdeorras
  3. Take the train from Barco de Valdeorra to Ponferrada Ic / ...

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Ponferrada 196.1 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Ponferrada is to bus which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Ponferrada is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from Porto, Porto and arriving at Ponferrada via Vigo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from Porto(Campanha) and arriving at Ponferrada via Vigo-Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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The distance between Porto and Ponferrada is 228 km. The road distance is 313.7 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Ponferrada without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 29€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Porto to Ponferrada, including transfers.

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

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Porto to Ponferrada train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Porto(Campanha) station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Ponferrada is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs 29€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 7 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Ponferrada.
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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Porto to Ponferrada via Vigo in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Porto to Ponferrada via Vigo-Guixar in around 7 h 46 min.

Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
cp.pt
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 Vigo-Guixar to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barco de Valdeorra to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto, Porto to Vigo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Vigo to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Porto to A Gudiña
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
Autocares Atvisa
Website
atvisa.es
Bus from A Gudiña to O Barco de Valdeorras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
atvisa.es

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

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Ponferrada is 1 h ahead of Porto. It is currently 8:33 PM in Porto and 9:33 PM in Ponferrada.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Ponferrada is 314 km. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Porto to Ponferrada.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Ponferrada. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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