There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Coimbra by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Porto  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Porto (OPO) BCN - OPO

$182 - $300

Cheapest option

Fly to Vigo, bus, train  •  8 h 19 min

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

$46 - $177

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Fly to Lisbon, train  •  6 h 41 min

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

$56 - $225

Train, Trenhotel  •  11 h 29 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 Coimbra B

$145 - $204

Bus MonBus  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Salamanca 9724-9740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Santa comba dão - Praça de taxis K784

$73 - $194

Bus InterNorte  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Nord to Viseu

$92 - $122

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 35€ - 160€ and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Coimbra is to fly 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 via Salamanca and Santa Comba Dao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 2 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 and Estación de Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 29 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 11 h 29 min and costs 120€ - 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 MonBus, 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 best way to get from Barcelona to Coimbra is to fly which takes 6 h 8 min and costs 150€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 17 h 2 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?

TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Barcelona to Coimbra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Coimbra via Salamanca, Santa comba dão - Praça de taxis, and Santa Comba Dao in around 17 h 2 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
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
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
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Vigo via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 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 Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$11 - $18
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.

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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
$27 - $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
Bus operators
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto - Boavista
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
monbus.es
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to Santa comba dão - Praça de taxis
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salamanca to Santa Comba Dão
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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 - $110
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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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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Barcelona to Coimbra bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Santa comba dão - Praça de taxis station.

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Coimbra is 1 h behind Barcelona. It is currently 4:51 PM in Barcelona and 3:51 PM in Coimbra.

Barcelona to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), 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 294+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at $46 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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