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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Coimbra by plane, shuttle, train, bus, night train 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 to Porto, shuttle  •  6 h 8 min

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

$179 - $297

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Fly to Vigo, bus, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Vigo (VGO) BCN - VGO
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B

$46 - $178

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Fly to Lisbon, train  •  6 h 24 min

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

$55 - $225

Fly to Badajoz, train  •  9 h 31 min

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

$119 - $306

Train, Trenhotel  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants 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 / ...

$135 - $206

Bus ALSA  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tordesillas
  2. Take the bus from Tordesillas to Coimbra, Coimbra K780

$73 - $116

Bus InterNorte  •  19 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Nord to Viseu
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Coimbra L04 / ...

$81 - $115

Train, night train  •  12 h 14 min

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

$131 - $195

Drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Coimbra 713.8 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Coimbra is to fly and bus and train which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 8 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Coimbra is to fly and shuttle which costs 150€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Coimbra, Coimbra via Tordesillas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Coimbra-B via Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin, Estación de Salamanca and Guarda(P). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 22 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Coimbra is 901 km. The road distance is 1142.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Coimbra without a car is to train and Trenhotel which takes 13 h 22 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Barcelona to Coimbra, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 562.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Coimbra via Tordesillas in around 17 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Badajoz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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 Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $18
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
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
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.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 Barcelona to Tordesillas
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Tordesillas to Coimbra, Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Barcelona - Nord to Viseu
Ave. Duration
18 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu Bus Terminal to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Viseu Bus Terminal to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Book at
rede-expressos.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 Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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Barcelona to Coimbra bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Coimbra, Coimbra station.

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Coimbra is 1 h behind Barcelona. It is currently 11:16 AM in Barcelona and 10:16 AM in Coimbra.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Coimbra is 1142 km. It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to drive from Barcelona to Coimbra.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona 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 Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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