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Overview: Train from Bilbao to Ponferrada

distanceDistance192 miles (309 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Bilbao to Ponferrada cover the 192 miles (309 km) long journey with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in Ponferrada.

Train providers: Renfe from Bilbao to Ponferrada trains

Renfe will get you to Ponferrada from Bilbao at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


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.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets between Bilbao and Ponferrada due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Bilbao to Ponferrada

    Travel by train to Ponferrada easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bilbao to Ponferrada.

    How far is Bilbao to Ponferrada by train?

    The Bilbao to Ponferrada train distance is approximately 192 miles (309 km).

    When traveling by train from Bilbao to Ponferrada, which train station in Bilbao do I depart from and which train station in Ponferrada do I arrive in?

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Bilbao-Abando   to Ponferrada.

    Where do I find the Bilbao train station to Ponferrada? Where is the Ponferrada train station?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Bilbao-Abando, located approximately 0.2 miles (339 m) from the city center of Bilbao. 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 offer a service to Ponferrada from Bilbao?

    Take the Bilbao to Ponferrada train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Ponferrada from Bilbao as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains per day are there from Bilbao to Ponferrada?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Bilbao 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 Bilbao is Bilbao-Abando. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bilbao-Abando for your journey between Bilbao and Ponferrada.