There are 4 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo Área de Santiago de Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Lugo to Ponferrada

$22 - $45

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada Ic / ...

$32 - $48

Train via Orense-Empalme  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Ponferrada Ic / ...

$33 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada 125 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada. However, there are services departing from Casa Lorenzo and arriving at Ponferrada via Lugo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) and Ponferrada is 154 km. The road distance is 200 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada bus services, operated by Empresa Freire, depart from Casa Lorenzo station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada is to bus which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Ponferrada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada is 200 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Ponferrada. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada.
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  • Distance: 96.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), Spain and Ponferrada, Spain?

You can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada via Lugo in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) to Ponferrada twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 36 min.

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 Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Empresa Freire
Phone
+34 902 800 220
Email
infofreire@empresafreire.com
Website
empresafreire.com
Bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Schedules at
empresafreire.com
Transporte de Galicia
Website
tmg.xunta.gal
Bus from Santiago Compostela Airport to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
tmg.xunta.gal
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 Lugo to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com

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