There are 7 ways to get from Coimbra to Albufeira by train, bus, car, towncar or plane

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Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Tunes Ic

36€ - 51€

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Bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade N785

23€ - 28€

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Bus via Lisbon  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Lisboa Sete Rios RedeExpressos / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira MundialTurismo / ...

25€ - 37€

Bus #2  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Loule

43€ - 72€

Drive  •  4h 3m

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Albufeira 420 km

50€ - 80€

Towncar to Porto, fly  •  5h 14m

  1. Take a town car from Coimbra to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Faro (FAO) OPO - FAO

150€ - 277€

Train to Lisbon, fly  •  5h 13m

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

62€ - 210€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira is to bus which costs 23€ - 28€ and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbra, Coimbra and arriving at Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Coimbra and Albufeira is 347 km. The road distance is 420 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Coimbra to Albufeira, including transfers.

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Coimbra to Albufeira bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Coimbra, Coimbra station.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus via Lisbon, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Coimbra to Albufeira bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade station.

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Map of how to get from Coimbra to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 347 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Coimbra, Portugal and Albufeira, Portugal?

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Coimbra to Albufeira twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 4h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Coimbra to Albufeira via Lisboa Sete Rios in around 5h 43m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 130€
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 Coimbra-B to Tunes
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
30€ - 50€
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 21€
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Coimbra, Coimbra to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Albufeira, Albufeira - Av. Liberdade
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RenEX
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€
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 Coimbra to Loule
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Coimbra to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Coimbra to Albufeira is 420 km. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Coimbra to Albufeira.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Porto Airport to Faro Airport.

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Book your Coimbra to Albufeira bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4335+ hotels available in Albufeira. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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