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There are 9 ways to get from Bilbao to Coimbra by plane, train, shuttle, 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 Lisbon, train  •  5 h 55 min

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

$70 - $290

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Bus Iberocoach  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. Ouibus

$26 - $110

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Fly to Porto, shuttle  •  7 h 29 min

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

$207 - $372

Fly to Badajoz, train  •  13 h 27 min

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

$134 - $531

Fly to Vigo, bus, train  •  7 h 44 min

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

$65 - $223

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Coimbra, Coimbra K780

$56 - $92

Train, Trenhotel  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Campo Grande A
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo R / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Medina del Campo to Guarda Hot
  4. Take the train from Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B Ic / ...

$83 - $134

Train, night train  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Miranda de Ebro A / ...
  2. Take the night train from Miranda de Ebro to Coimbra-B Hot

$73 - $118

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Coimbra 437.1 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Coimbra is to bus which costs 23€ - 90€ and takes 10 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Coimbra is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao and arriving at Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha.. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Coimbra-B via Valladolid Campo Grande, Medina del Campo and Guarda(P). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 19 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Coimbra is 568 km. The road distance is 699.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Coimbra without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 15 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Bilbao to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Coimbra bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 355.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Bilbao to Coimbra via Burgos in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Valencia, Madrid
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Alicante, Madrid
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Badajoz via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Porto via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
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 Bilbao-Abando to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Medina del Campo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Miranda de Ebro
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Miranda de Ebro to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
renfe.com
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 Bilbao to Burgos
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Burgos to Coimbra, Coimbra
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha.
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Bilbao to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Bilbao to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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Bilbao 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 Bilbao. It is currently 4:15 AM in Bilbao and 3:15 AM in Coimbra.

Bilbao to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Coimbra-B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Coimbra is 699 km. It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to drive from Bilbao to Coimbra.

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Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Coimbra bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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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 Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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