If your trip to Ponferrada is all organized but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.Stop by Castillo de los Templarios. It’s one sight you’ll find on most travelers’ must-do lists. Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Basilica de la Encina are also a stone’s throw away and worth checking out.
We know you want to test out these new wheels of yours. How about taking a day trip out to Astorga? Just 25 miles away, roll down the windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the way there. Soak up the sights starting with Astorga Cathedral, City Hall and Museo del Chocolate. Don’t forget about Puebla de Sanabria either! Just 35 miles away, Ermita de San Cayetano, Azogue Church and Castle of the Counts of Benavente are must-sees here.
Having your own set of wheels in Ponferrada will give you more flexibility to go wherever you want at your leisure. Maybe you can’t wait to leave the city behind, explore country lanes, and go wherever the wind takes you. If that’s the case, book one of our SUVs and explore the cliffs in the area. If you’re all about city life, something small is a good idea. Navigating busy streets will be a lot easier in an economy or compact car.
For some of us, owning a prestige vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream car is absolutely within your grasp! Imagine the thrill of cruising down the highway in a swanky sports car, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or maybe all you’re looking for is a dependable set of wheels to get you from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Ponferrada.
In Ponferrada, you’ll have to keep on the right-hand side. When visiting someplace new, it’s wise to book an automatic vehicle. That way, you can focus on the road and not stress about gear changes.
Most of the time, finding a place to park the car in Ponferrada is easy. If you’re on the way to one of the busier attractions in town, it’s a smart idea to look at parking options before you set off.
One of the advantages of road tripping around a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you don’t have to worry a whole lot about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of only 68,700, you can look forward to a smooth Ponferrada driving experience.
The residential areas in Ponferrada have a 50km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 50km/h and 120km/h.
In most cases, your chosen rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to local authorities so they can issue a fine directly to you.
Provided you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s fine to use your cell phone while driving in Ponferrada. But be sure to remain focused on the road.
While driving in Ponferrada, it’s a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. Thinking of having a drink or two while you’re out? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
No. In Ponferrada, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
They are, so buckle up. However, there are a few exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation networks.