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Journey timeFrom 2h 53m
Price$10.02 - $171.94
Distance163km (101 miles)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationSantiago de Compostela
Arrival stationPonferrada
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada train times

Check out the next trains departing from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada for Friday 15th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
08:3411:272h 53m, directAlvia/Avant 625Renfe
10:0613:423h 36m, directIntercity 280Renfe
15:3519:414h 06m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 9151, Regional Exprés 12608Renfe
17:2522:194h 54m, 1 changeRegional Exprés 12967, Trenhotel 921Renfe
08:3411:272h 53m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 9081, Alvia/Avant 621Renfe
10:0613:423h 36m, directIntercity 280Renfe
15:1219:414h 29m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 4134, Regional Exprés 12608Renfe
08:3411:272h 53m, directAlvia/Avant 625Renfe
10:0613:423h 36m, directIntercity 280Renfe
15:1219:414h 29m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 4134, Regional Exprés 12608Renfe

Renfe and Alvia trains from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada

You can travel from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada on Renfe and Alvia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 200 km/h on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Cheap train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada

Train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada start at €8.65 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €36.38.
lowest price found
from8.65
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price32.43
on the day
avg. single price36.38

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada by booking early.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada take?

The average journey time by train between Santiago de Compostela and Ponferrada is 3 hours and 58 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Santiago de Compostela and Ponferrada by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada is 2 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada cost?

Train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada can start from as little as €8.65 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada leave?

The first train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada leaves at 08:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada leave?

The last train from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada leaves at 17:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Santiago de Compostela and Ponferrada by train?

Trains travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada cover a distance of around 163km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Santiago de Compostela to Ponferrada for a typical week day using timetable data for 15/11/2019. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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