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

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Train  •  3 h 36 min

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

$29 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus MonBus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Monforte de Lemos 8328 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Monforte to Ponferrada Ouibus

$13 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Ponferrada

$26 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada 132.4 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada is to bus which costs 10€ - 27€ and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada is to drive which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Ponferrada is 164 km. The road distance is 212 km.

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The train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada takes 3 h 36 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Ponferrada. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Ponferrada, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Monforte de Lemos
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $24
Schedules at
monbus.es
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Monforte to Ponferrada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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