How to travel from Barcelona to Ponferrada

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from Barcelona to Ponferrada

How to get from Barcelona to Ponferrada by bus, train, or flight.

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The best way to travel from Barcelona to Ponferrada is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Barcelona to Ponferrada

distanceDistance455 miles (734 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$29 - $192
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $29 (€25) • 9 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $86 (€75) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe

Take a bus, train or flight to travel 455 miles (734 km) from Barcelona to Ponferrada. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Nostrum or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Barcelona to Ponferrada.

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Find the best route to Ponferrada from Barcelona with Omio's travel partners Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Alsa! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Renfe is a Spanish train company that operates throughout the country including trains from Barcelona to Ponferrada. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed AVE trains, regional trains, and night trains. The AVE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save money and time, as they allow you to travel overnight and arrive at your destination in the morning. Renfe offers several types of tickets, including single tickets, return tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Renfe are Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Seville, and Madrid-Valencia. These routes offer travelers the chance to explore some of Spain's most beautiful cities in comfort and style.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel to Ponferrada from Barcelona.

        FAQs: Travel from Barcelona to Ponferrada

        FAQs: Travel 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 Barcelona to Ponferrada.

        There are 3 options to travel to Ponferrada from Barcelona including taking a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Ponferrada is a train with an average price of $29 (€25).

        This is compared to other travel options from Barcelona to Ponferrada:

        A train is $162 (€142) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $192 (€167) from Barcelona to Ponferrada.

        Taking a train costs $57 (€50) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $86 (€75) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel between Barcelona and Ponferrada is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 12 h 25 min.

        Taking a train requires on average 9 h 30 min of travel time.

        Ponferrada is approximately 455 miles (734 km) away from Barcelona.

        The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Ponferrada is:

        • 1 bus a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Barcelona to Ponferrada as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Ponferrada:

        • Buses most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Pl. Universitat and arrive in Ponferrada at Ponferrada, Estación de Autobuses.
        • Trains mostly leave from Barcelona Sants and tend to arrive in Ponferrada.

        The following travel companies offer services from Barcelona to Ponferrada:

        • Alsa, BlaBlaCar or Infobus can take you to Ponferrada by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Barcelona to Ponferrada for $190 (€166).
        • Travel with Air Nostrum, Vueling Airlines or Iberia to go to Ponferrada by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Nostrum Barcelona to Ponferrada tickets on Omio for $86 (€75).
        • Travel with Renfe, Renfe (3) or Renfe ALVIA to go to Ponferrada by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe ALVIA Barcelona to Ponferrada tickets on Omio for $29 (€25).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Ponferrada with the following travel companies:

        • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Ponferrada with Alsa.

        Direct services to Ponferrada tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

        Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Ponferrada don't make Ponferrada their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Ponferrada are Madrid, León, Villafranca del Bierzo or Santiago de Compostela, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Ponferrada to any of these top destinations today!
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