Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 6:56 PM Last Post By: mrbluesky
Nov 9, 2012 10:32 AM
Nov 9, 2012 10:44 AM
Nov 9, 2012 11:29 AM
2Checking both sites, it looks like my best option is to take the train from madrid to lean and then bus from leon to villafranca del bierzo. I hope this is correct.
Nov 10, 2012 10:03 AM
3The easiest option is to take one of the direct buses from Madrid to Villafranca del Bierzo. Alsa is the bus company that make that route.
If you want to make part of the route by train, you have two options: take a train from Madrid to Ponferrada and a bus from Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo or to take a train from Madrid to León and a bus from León to Villafranca del Bierzo. The train company for both routes is RENFE. The bus company for both routes is Alsa.
The answer is yes. Actually, it's yes whatever two points you choose in continental Spain.
Are you aware there are places in what you call continental Spain that don't have neither bus nor train service?
Nov 21, 2012 1:53 PM
thanks for your explanation. do you know where the ALSA bus station is in madrid?
also, we had a little change in plan. I need to go from madrid to astorga. I'm meeting a group of friends who are doing the camino de santiago. can I also take a direct bus from madrid to astorga?
Nov 22, 2012 6:53 AM
5As you seem to prefer train travel, you can take a direct train to Astorga. Take a look at the web of RENFE to look for schedules and fares.
You can also make it by bus (BTW bus is more frequent than the train). Alsa makes the route from Madrid to Astorga so take a look at their web for info about schedules and fares. You can take the bus in Estación Sur de Autobuses (in Méndez Álvaro street). You can also take most of them at the airport (terminal 4) too. BTW, there isn't an ALSA bus station. ALSA uses several bus stations/stops in Madrid depending on the route of the bus.
Nov 25, 2012 6:56 PM
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