Façade of Ponferrada's City Hall, León
Façade of Ponferrada's City Hall, León

From Madrid to Ponferrada

Travel by coach from Madrid to Ponferrada with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Madrid to Ponferrada by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency: over 15 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 12:30 am and 11:59 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 395 km (245 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 4.00 h and 6.15 h hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Madrid and Ponferrada

Coaches travelling from Madrid to Ponferrada depart from either the Moncloa transport hub, the Estación Sur bus station, or from Madrid Barajas Airport – T4.

All stations are connected to the public transport network and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estación de Autobuses de Ponferrada bus station, on Avenida de la Libertad, 15.

What to see in Madrid

In Madrid you can find anything you expect and more. Beautiful landmarks like the Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Puerta de Alcalá are all a must-see. Madrid is the only place you can walk up the Gran Vía and the Paseo de la Castellana, see the great artworks in at the Prado Museum, and find a complete cultural offering at cinemas, theatres, and venues with the best programme of events.

What to see in Ponferrada

Ponferrada is the capital of the El Bierzo region, a special area in the north-west of Spain, halfway between the plateau and the Atlantic coast, giving it a unique character. A city of industrial and commercial importance, travelling through its streets will transport you to times of the templars and its medieval façades reveal the secrets of its past. The Church of Santiago de Peñalba is one of the wonders that you will find along the way. History and culture immersed in a beautiful natural environment that fill you with a sense of peace. When it comes to food, you can taste the famous botillo at lots of different bars, a filling meat dish that is traditional to the region.