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Is there a bus from Ponferrda to Leon everyday?

Travel Diva

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Its odd but I am finishing my camino at Molineseca and want to take a bus from Leon. Someone told me thta I need to get to Ponferrda by foot or taxi its 5 km them take a bus to Leon.

Does anyone know how frequent that is? I want to book a train ticket from Leon to Bilbao since I am flying the day after so I want to get to Leon asap so I can catch the 3pm train from Leon to Bilbao.

thanks in advance.
 

falcon269

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There are buses almost hourly from Ponferrada to Leon fewer on Saturday and Sunday.
 

nreyn12

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You will have no problem getting a bus from Ponferrada to Leon that fits your schedule. Here is the website to use to check the timetables in advance: http://www.movelia.es/en/index.html

The bus company is Alsa, but I've found their website to be moody (www.alsa.es).

Coming from Molinaseca, the bus station in Ponferrada is on the far side of town, past the historic center. It's not directly on the Camino trail, more like one major street over, so you might want to consult a map to find it.

The bus station in Leon is about 300 meters from the train station, right down the street. The historic center of Leon is about a 10-15 minute walk from both, in case you have time to wander around a bit.
 
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whariwharangi

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1331 train runs from Ponferrada to Leon and continues on to Bilbao.
 

falcon269

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ARCO (Nº 00280)

ESTACIÓN LLEGADA SALIDA
A CORUÑA 09.25
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 09.57 09.59
OURENSE 10.45 11.06
MONFORTE DE LEMOS 11.46 12.01
A RUA-PETIN 12.41 12.42
O BARCO DE VALDEORRAS 12.52 12.53
PONFERRADA 13.29 13.31
BEMBIBRE 13.45 13.46
ASTORGA 14.36 14.38
LEON 15.10 15.25
SAHAGUN 15.55 15.56
PALENCIA 16.27 16.29
BURGOS-ROSA DE LIMA 17.16 17.18
BRIVIESCA 17.48 17.49
MIRANDA DE EBRO 18.17 18.27
VITORIA/GASTEIZ 18.44 18.45
ALTSASU/ALSASUA-ESTACION 19.05 19.06
ZUMARRAGA 19.29 19.30
SAN SEBASTIAN/DONOSTIA 20.23 20.25
IRUN 20.46 20.47
HENDAYA 20.52
 
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whariwharangi

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I got this:

Arco 00280

VIGO GUIXAR 09.20
REDONDELA 09.30 09.31
GUILLAREI 09.46 09.47
OURENSE 10.51 11.06
MONFORTE DE LEMOS 11.46 12.01
A RUA-PETIN 12.41 12.42
O BARCO DE VALDEORRAS 12.52 12.53
PONFERRADA 13.29 13.31
BEMBIBRE 13.45 13.46
ASTORGA 14.36 14.38
LEON 15.10 15.25
SAHAGUN 15.55 15.56
PALENCIA 16.27 16.29
BURGOS-ROSA DE LIMA 17.16 17.18
BRIVIESCA 17.48 17.49
MIRANDA DE EBRO 18.17 18.35
LLODIO 19.36 19.37
BILBAO-ABANDO INDALECIO PRIETO 20.03
 

StuartM

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Camino Frances (2012)
The bus company is Alsa, but I've found their website to be moody (www.alsa.es).
It doesn't like planning journeys more than about a month away I found. It'll just come back with no buses available.

Buying tickets on a non-Spanish card appears hard as well but they now accept Paypal which does work for foreign accounts.
 

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