How to travel from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

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Travel Information between Ponferrada and Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 3 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $37 (€32) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe ALVIA

Travel 101 miles (163 km) by bus or train to Santiago de Compostela from Ponferrada. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe ALVIA among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela.

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from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

How to get from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

ALSA
01:15PM3h55
Ponferrada
05:10PMSantiago de Compostela
$371One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
ALSA
01:15PM3h55
Ponferrada
05:10PMSantiago de Compostela
$371One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
ALSA
11:00PM3h30
Ponferrada
02:30AMSantiago de Compostela
$571One-way
0 transfers
Other options
ALSA
09:15PM3h35
Ponferrada
12:50AMSantiago de Compostela
$571One-way
0 transfers
ALSA
08:25AM3h45
Ponferrada
12:10PMSantiago de Compostela
$571One-way
0 transfers
ALSA
07:00PM4h00
Ponferrada
11:00PMSantiago de Compostela
$571One-way
0 transfers

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Alsa and Renfe will get you between Ponferrada and Santiago de Compostela at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.

    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.

      FAQs: Travel from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

      FAQs: Travel to Santiago de Compostela 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 Santiago de Compostela.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options to Santiago de Compostela from Ponferrada. You can take a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Santiago de Compostela from Ponferrada is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€15).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela:

      A train is $19 (€17) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $37 (€32) from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela.

      The quickest way to travel to Santiago de Compostela from Ponferrada is by bus, which takes on average 3 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a train requires on average 3 h 46 min of travel time.

      The distance from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela is approximately 101 miles (163 km).

      The average frequency per day from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela is:

      • 6 buses a day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela:

      • Buses mostly leave from Ponferrada, Avenida de Astorga (Universidad De Ponferrada) and tend to arrive in Santiago de Compostela, Aeropuerto de Santiago - Rosalía de Castro.
      • Trains from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela most often leave from Ponferrada and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela:

      • You can take a bus from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela with Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or Alsa Supra. Cheap tickets can be found for $37 (€32) with Alsa from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela.
      • You can travel to Santiago de Compostela from Ponferrada by train with Renfe ALVIA, Renfe (3) or Renfe. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€15) with Renfe ALVIA from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 4 direct buses per day to take to Santiago de Compostela with Alsa.

      Direct services to Santiago de Compostela 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 trip.

      Your trip from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela doesn't have to end in Santiago de Compostela. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Porto, Sarria, Barcelona or Vigo. If you’d like to add Madrid, Porto, Sarria, Barcelona or Vigo to your Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Santiago de Compostela today!
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