There are 3 ways to get from Castelo Branco to Plasencia by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Castelo Branco to Salamanca Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Plasencia

$31 - $48

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Train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Abrantes
  2. Take the train from Abrantes to Badajoz R
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Plasencia-Ciudad Ir

$46 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Castelo Branco to Plasencia 94.3 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Castelo Branco to Plasencia is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Castelo Branco to Plasencia is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castelo Branco to Plasencia. However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at Plasencia via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Castelo Branco to Plasencia. However, there are services departing from Castelo Branco and arriving at Plasencia-Ciudad via Abrantes and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

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The distance between Castelo Branco and Plasencia is 122 km. The road distance is 150.9 km.

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The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Plasencia without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs 26€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Castelo Branco to Plasencia, including transfers.

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Castelo Branco to Plasencia bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Castelo Branco station.

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Castelo Branco to Plasencia train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Castelo Branco station.

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The best way to get from Castelo Branco to Plasencia is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs 26€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 43 min.

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  • Distance: 76.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

What companies run services between Castelo Branco, Portugal and Plasencia, Spain?

You can take a bus from Castelo Branco to Plasencia via Salamanca in around 7 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Castelo Branco to Plasencia via Abrantes and Badajoz in around 8 h 43 min.

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 Castelo Branco to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Abrantes to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
cp.pt
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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Plasencia-Ciudad
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Castelo Branco to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
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 Salamanca to Plasencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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Castelo Branco to Plasencia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Plasencia station.

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Plasencia is 1 h ahead of Castelo Branco. It is currently 11:38 AM in Castelo Branco and 12:38 PM in Plasencia.

Castelo Branco to Plasencia train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Plasencia-Ciudad station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castelo Branco to Plasencia is 151 km. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Castelo Branco to Plasencia.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Plasencia. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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