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There are 10 ways to get from Alicante to Coimbra by plane, shuttle, train, night train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Alicante to Porto, shuttle  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Porto (OPO) ALC - OPO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Porto Airport to Coimbra

$227 - $394

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Bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
  2. Take the bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Salamanca
  3. Take the bus from Salamanca to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha.

$62 - $173

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Fly Alicante to Lisbon, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Lisbon (LIS) ALC - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Coimbra-B

$90 - $292

Train to Valencia, fly to Porto, shuttle  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Porto (OPO) VLC - OPO
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Porto Airport to Coimbra

$217 - $386

Train to Valencia, fly to Lisbon, train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Lisbon (LIS) VLC - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Coimbra-B

$95 - $304

Fly Alicante to Badajoz, train  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Badajoz (BJZ) ALC - BJZ
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
  3. Take the train from Entroncamento to Coimbra-B

$139 - $383

Train, Trenhotel  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Guarda Hot
  4. Take the train from Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B Ic / ...

$124 - $190

Bus Interbus  •  17 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Badajoz
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Montemor o Novo
  3. Take the bus from Montemor O Novo to Coimbra Bus Terminal

$90 - $150

Train, night train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Coimbra-B Hot / ...

$120 - $179

Drive  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Coimbra 588.3 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Coimbra is to bus which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 17 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Coimbra is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. via Madrid-Barajas Airport and Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Coimbra-B via Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin, Estación de Salamanca and Guarda(P). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Coimbra is 714 km. The road distance is 941.3 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Coimbra without a car is to train and Trenhotel which takes 13 h 7 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Alicante to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Alicante to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Porto Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 446 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Coimbra, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Alicante to Coimbra via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4, Madrid-Barajas Airport, and Salamanca in around 14 h 16 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Ibiza, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Alicante to Badajoz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Badajoz via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Badajoz via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Badajoz via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Valencia to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Porto via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Valencia to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Entroncamento to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$10 - $17
Train from Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $25
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid-Chamartin to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Porto Airport to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Montemor O Novo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Bus from Badajoz to Montemor
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha.
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Badajoz to Montemor o Novo
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Montemor O Novo to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
interbus.es

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Alicante to Coimbra bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. station.

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Coimbra is 1 h behind Alicante. It is currently 6:44 PM in Alicante and 5:44 PM in Coimbra.

Alicante to Coimbra train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Coimbra-B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Coimbra is 941 km. It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to drive from Alicante to Coimbra.

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Swiss, Air Europa, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 295+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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