How to travel from Ponferrada to Madrid

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from Ponferrada to Madrid

You can get from Ponferrada to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Ponferrada to Madrid on Aug 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Ponferrada to Madrid

distanceDistance209 miles (337 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $314
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $14 (€13) • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $314 (€291) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Iberia

Travel 209 miles (337 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Madrid from Ponferrada. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or Iberia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Ponferrada to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ponferrada to Madrid

Travel to Madrid 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 Ponferrada to Madrid.

There are 4 ways to get from Ponferrada to Madrid: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Ponferrada is by taking a train, which costs on average $14 (€13).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A train is $22 (€20) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Ponferrada to Madrid costing on average $36 (€33).

Taking a train is about $300 (€278) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $314 (€291) for this trip.

The fastest way from Ponferrada to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by bus can take on average 4 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 15 min   of travel time.

Madrid is approximately 209 miles (337 km) away from Ponferrada.

The average frequency per day from Ponferrada to Madrid is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Ponferrada at Ponferrada, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Trains mostly leave from Ponferrada and tend to arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Ponferrada to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Alsa can get you to Madrid by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Alsa from Ponferrada to Madrid for $36 (€33) on Omio.
  • Iberia can take you to Madrid by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Iberia from Ponferrada to Madrid for $314 (€291).

Yes, there are direct services available from Ponferrada to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum or Iberia.

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

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

When planning your trip from Ponferrada to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $36 (€33) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $314 (€291) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $14 (€13) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Ponferrada to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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