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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus ALSA  •  6 h 30 min

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

$34 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Ponte do Lima 11
  2. Take the bus from Ponte de Lima to Ponferrada Ouibus

$21 - $29

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Train  •  6 h 57 min

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

$44 - $71

Train, Trenhotel  •  7 h 39 min

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

$44 - $71

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Ponferrada 196.1 miles

$40 - $65

Bus, fly, drive  •  5 h 12 min

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

$59 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Ponferrada is to bus which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 8 h 8 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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The distance between Porto and Ponferrada is 228 km. The road distance is 313.7 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from 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 6 h 57 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 6 h 57 min.

Airlines
Sevenair
Website
fly.sevenair.com
Flights from Vila Real to Braganca
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
cp.pt
Book at
Raileurope.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto to Vigo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Ponte do Lima
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Vila Real
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Ponte de Lima to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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