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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Ponferrada

distanceDistance455 miles (734 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Ponferrada cover the 455 miles (734 km) long route taking on average 10 h 7 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Ponferrada.

Train providers: Renfe from Barcelona to Ponferrada trains

You can travel by train between Barcelona and Ponferrada with Renfe. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.


Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets from Barcelona to Ponferrada don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Barcelona to Ponferrada

    It is possible to undertake a trip from Barcelona to Ponferrada comfortably by train, a very interesting alternative to take into account when you need to make a trip of these characteristics. The Barcelona Ponferrada trains cover a distance of 735 kilometres, investing between 9.5 hours and 10.5 hours, depending on the train selected to make the journey.

    What trains go from Barcelona to Ponferrada?

    The Barcelona Ponferrada trains that cover this route are managed by Renfe and are of the Alvia, AVE, Long Distance and train-hotel types. All have various services on board such as toilets, catering, public address system, individual audio connection and tables for personal use.

    How long does the train from Barcelona to Ponferrada take?

    The available Ponferrada Barcelona trains have a variable duration depending on the time of departure of the same. The train that departs in the morning from Barcelona to Ponferrada takes about 9 hours and a half, while the train that makes the journey in the afternoon takes 10 hours and a half to reach its destination. These trains do not show any changes in their route, since they are direct.

    How many trains are there from Barcelona to Ponferrada?

    Each day, there are 3 available Ponferrada Barcelona trains distributed in different time slots. Thus, there is 1 train leaving in the morning, another at noon and another in the afternoon. On weekends the frequency decreases to 1 train in the morning.

    Where do the trains from Barcelona to Ponferrada depart from and arrive at?

    Barcelona-Sants station: this station has toilets, luggage carts, car rental agencies, shops, ticket sales, cafeteria, hotel, car park, ATMs and club room. It has services for travellers with special needs such as toilets, lifts and adapted platforms. It is also 14 minutes by public transport from the centre and is reached, among others, by urban bus lines V17 and H10.

    Ponferrada Station: has toilets, car rental counters, cafeteria, ticket sales, trolleys and customer service center. It also has services for travellers with special needs such as toilets and adapted car parks, and wheelchairs. It is 6 minutes by public transport from the centre, which can be reached by bus line L2.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Ponferrada

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    How far is it from Barcelona to Ponferrada by train?

    You should expect to travel around 455 miles (734 km)  from Barcelona to Ponferrada by train.

    How long is the train ride to Ponferrada from Barcelona?

    On average the Barcelona to Ponferrada train travel time is 10 h 7 min  for the 455 miles (734 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    Which train station from Barcelona to Ponferrada do I depart from? Which Ponferrada train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Ponferrada.

    Where is the Barcelona train station located? Where is the Ponferrada train station located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Barcelona Sants, located approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Barcelona. The most popular arrival train station in Ponferrada, called Ponferrada, is located around 0.3 miles (525 m) away from its city center.

    What train companies go from Barcelona to Ponferrada?

    For the route from Barcelona to Ponferrada you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Ponferrada from Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many trains are there to Ponferrada from Barcelona a day?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Ponferrada. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your journey from Barcelona to Ponferrada.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17