There are 8 ways to get from Alicante to Coimbra by train, night train, bus, car or plane

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Train, Trenhotel  •  11 h 14 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 Coimbra B

$134 - $187

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Bus  •  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.

$63 - $180

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  23 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant Terminal to Beniel C-1
  2. Take the bus from Alcantarilla to Seville
  3. Take the bus from Seville, Seville - Armas to Coimbra, Coimbra

$104 - $159

Drive  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Coimbra 588.3 miles

$130 - $200

Fly Alicante to Porto  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Porto (OPO) ALC - OPO

$231 - $399

Train to Valencia, fly to Porto  •  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

$222 - $390

Fly Alicante to Lisbon, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$91 - $293

Train to Valencia, fly to Lisbon, train  •  8 h 45 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

$97 - $304

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Coimbra is to bus which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 14 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Coimbra is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 25 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 and Estación de Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 14 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 11 h 14 min and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 14 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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The best way to get from Alicante to Coimbra is to bus which takes 14 h 16 min and costs 50€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 190€ - 340€ and takes 8 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 446 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 14 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. Alternatively, Iberia, Air Europa and 10 other airlines fly from Alicante to Coimbra hourly.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Valencia to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Alicante to Porto via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Valencia to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Valencia to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Alicante to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Valencia to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Valencia to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Alicante to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Valencia to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $3,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Alicante to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant Terminal to Beniel
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
renfe.com
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
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
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
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 - $35
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 - $65
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 - $18
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Seville, Seville - Armas to Coimbra, Coimbra
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Porto Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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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 3:31 AM in Alicante and 2:31 AM in Coimbra.

Alicante to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), 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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Air Europa, TAP Portugal, Transavia France and seven other airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at $46 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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