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

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Train  •  4h 35m

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

35€ - 55€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Faro RedeExpressos / ...

18€ - 55€

4 alternative options

Bus via Lisbon  •  6h 20m

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

25€ - 58€

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Faro 440.6 km

50€ - 75€

Train to Lisbon, fly  •  4h 21m

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

67€ - 250€

Towncar to Porto, fly  •  4h 21m

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

148€ - 373€

Coimbra to Faro by train

The train journey time between Coimbra and Faro is around 4h 35m and covers a distance of around 512 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 35m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Coimbra to Faro train service departs from Coimbra-B and arrives in Faro. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Coimbra to Faro train schedules

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Coimbra to Faro is to bus which costs 18€ - 55€ and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Coimbra to Faro is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbra and arriving at Faro. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Coimbra-B and arriving at Faro. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Coimbra and Faro is 357 km. The road distance is 440.6 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Faro without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Coimbra-B to Faro takes 4h 35m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Coimbra to Faro train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Coimbra-B station.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Faro is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 55€ and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Coimbra to Faro.
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  • Distance: 356.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Coimbra-B to Faro once daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 4h 35m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Coimbra to Faro once daily. Tickets cost 18€ - 22€ and the journey takes 6h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Faro
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Faro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
20€ - 260€
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
35€ - 55€
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 21€
Bus operators
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Schedules at
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
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 to Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Coimbra to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Faro
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Coimbra to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
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
Citi Express
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 15€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
RenEX
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€
More information at
VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Coimbra to Faro bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Faro station.

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Coimbra to Faro train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Faro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Coimbra to Faro is 441 km. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Coimbra to Faro.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Faro Airport.

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Book your Coimbra to Faro bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 376+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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