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There are 9 ways to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester by train, plane, bus, towncar, night train, car, car ferry or car train

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Train to Lisbon, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Manchester (MAN)

Bus, towncar to Porto, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
  2. Take a town car from Guarda to Porto Airport
  3. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Manchester (MAN)

Train to Lisbon, fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Birmingham (BHX)
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

Bus, towncar to Porto, fly to Liverpool, train

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
  2. Take a town car from Guarda to Porto Airport
  3. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Liverpool (LPL)
  4. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

Train, night train, bus

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Guarda
  2. Take the night train from Guarda to Irun
  3. Take the bus from Irun to Lille
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Viseu
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Vila Pouca Aguiar
  3. Take the bus from Vila Pouca de Aguiar to Lille
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Manchester

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Manchester
Portugal → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn, Romania, Saint Helena, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Falkland Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn, Romania, Saint Helena, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Cyprus, India, Monaco, San Marino, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Manchester is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Manchester is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Manchester is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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The cheapest way to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester is to train and fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 7h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester is to train and fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 7h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castelo Branco to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via Bilbao and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 55m.

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The distance between Castelo Branco and Manchester is 981 miles.

The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester without a car is to train and night train and bus which takes 29h 13m and costs €290 - €850.

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It takes approximately 7h 48m to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester, including transfers.

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Castelo Branco to Manchester bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Castelo Branco station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Castelo Branco to Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Jet2.com, Air France, British Airways and five other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Castelo Branco to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 981.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 48m

What companies run services between Castelo Branco, Portugal and Manchester, England?

You can take a bus from Castelo Branco to Manchester via Bilbao, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 39h 55m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£18 - £110
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£18 - £110
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£18 - £110
Flights from Porto to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£8 - £130
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£8 - £130
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£8 - £130
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Porto to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
Flights from Porto to Liverpool via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£17 - £85
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £240
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Flights from Porto to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £270
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £450
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £240
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£27 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £300
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£13 - £19
Train from Castelo Branco to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£6 - £10
Night train from Guarda to Irun
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£40 - £60
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Schedules at
Citi Express
Bus from Castelo Branco to Viseu
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Schedules at
Citi Express
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Guarda
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Castelo Branco to Viseu
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu to Vila Pouca Aguiar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Irun to Lille
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vila Pouca de Aguiar to Lille
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Castelo Branco to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Vila Pouca de Aguiar to Lille
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Guarda to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£170 - £210
More information at
VMTransfers

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