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Foncebadón to Ponferrada

TonyScotland

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I am trying to find out if there is a bus between Ponferrada to Foncebadón. I am travelling from Santiago in April 2024 to start at Foncebadan but looking at Rome2Rio all public transport seems to stop at Ponferrada. Does anybody know if this is true?
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
I don't think there is any bus service to Foncebadon. Or from Foncebadon to Ponferrada. If one existed I'm pretty sure we would all have heard of it as an alternative to the very difficult path down from El Acebo.
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
If this is what you want to do, hire a taxi at Ponferrada to take you backwards to Foncebadon. Consult Rome2Rio.com to see if there are bus options.

BTW, taxi fares are about 1 euro per km. This was how I found it in 2022.

Hope this helps.

Tom
 
I had to take a taxi to Ponferrada from Rabanal just down from Foncebadon, and including the tip I gave the driver, it came to €100 (thank you, travel insurance company!)
 
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If this is what you want to do, hire a taxi at Ponferrada to take you backwards to Foncebadon. Consult Rome2Rio.com to see if there are bus options.

BTW, taxi fares are about 1 euro per km. This was how I found it in 2022.

Hope this helps.

Tom
Hi Tom I did consult Rome2Rio and they have suggested the only option is a taxi from Ponferrada so I might just start at Ponferrada instead and spend an extra day exploring the city before starting the Camino Invierno. Cheers for info on cost of taxis. Thanks Tony
 
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Hi Tom I did consult Rome2Rio and they have suggested the only option is a taxi from Ponferrada so I might just start at Ponferrada instead and spend an extra day exploring the city before starting the Camino Invierno. Cheers for info on cost of taxis. Thanks Tony
Both Ponferrada and Astorga are fine places to start. I know you can get a train to Ponferrada. I beleive it is on the main line from Madrid too. Not sure about Astorga. Check Rome2Rio.
 
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Both Ponferrada and Astorga are fine places to start. I know you can get a train to Ponferrada. I beleive it is on the main line from Madrid too. Not sure about Astorga. Check Rome2Rio.
Last time I got a train from Madrid to Astorga, it required a simple change (next platform) at Leon.
Very easy.
 

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