The Ponferrada Bus Station is located at the beginning of the new housing estate La Rosaleda, very close to the financial center of the city (lower area). It has a large parking area for vehicles, and several bays for buses. It operates companies like Alsa (which, as well as other routes, links the capital of Bierzo with Leon many times each day), Aupsa, Linecar, Dainco, Pelines and González de la Riba. There are also short-haul routes to most locations in the region of Bierzo, and touring to Asturias, Madrid or the nearby Galicia, and even foreign countries like Belgium, Andorra and France. Automatic windows are available to buy your tickets, and you can relax in the bar-cafeteria, or buy something at a snack machine.