There are 6 ways to get from Coimbra to Albufeira by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$36 - $74

5 alternative options

Bus via Lisboa  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Lisboa 2
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa to Albufeira 91 / ...

$37 - $46

Bus ALSA  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Loule
  2. Take the bus from Loulé to Albufeira 10

$42 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Albufeira 264.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly from Porto  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Faro (FAO) OPO - FAO

$179 - $300

Train to Lisbon, fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$69 - $241

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Coimbra to Albufeira. However, there are services departing from Coimbra and arriving at Albufeira via Lisboa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between Coimbra and Albufeira is 347 km. The road distance is 423.8 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Coimbra to Albufeira, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Albufeira is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs 30€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 38 min, you could also fly, which costs 150€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Coimbra to Albufeira.
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  • Distance: 216.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Coimbra to Albufeira 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Coimbra to Albufeira via Lisboa in around 6 h 38 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Faro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $140
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 Coimbra-B to Tunes
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Lisboa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Loulé to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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 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 Coimbra to Loule
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
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