There are 8 ways to get from Coimbra to Madrid by bus, train, night train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus Iberocoach  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. to Salamanca Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Madrid Auto Res Express / ...

$29 - $120

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Train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca Hot
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...

$57 - $92

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Viseu 21 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport 745

$33 - $63

Trenhotel  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Coimbra B to Madrid Chamartín Station Lusitania / ...

$74 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Madrid 322.2 miles

$70 - $110

Shuttle to Porto, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Coimbra to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Madrid (MAD) OPO - MAD

$172 - $292

Train to Lisbon, fly  •  5 h 37 min

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

$51 - $186

Train, train to Vigo, fly  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Porto(Campanha)
  2. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
  3. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Madrid (MAD) VGO - MAD

$60 - $247

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Coimbra to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. and arriving at Madrid via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Coimbra to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Coimbra-B and arriving at Madrid Sol via Salamanca and Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Coimbra and Madrid is 401 km. The road distance is 515.5 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Coimbra to Madrid, including transfers.

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Coimbra to Madrid bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. station.

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Coimbra to Madrid train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Coimbra-B station.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Madrid is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 10 min.

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

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Coimbra to Madrid bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, arrive at Madrid station.

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Map of how to get from Coimbra to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

What companies run services between Coimbra, Portugal and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a bus from Coimbra to Madrid via Salamanca in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Coimbra to Madrid via Salamanca, Madrid-Chamartin, and Madrid Chamartín in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
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 Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Coimbra-B to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Coimbra-B to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $18
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Coimbra B to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
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 Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Coimbra to Viseu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Salamanca to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$27
Auto Res Normal
$20
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Viseu
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Viseu
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Coimbra to Viseu
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Viseu to Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Coimbra to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$149
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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Madrid is 1 h ahead of Coimbra. It is currently 6:59 PM in Coimbra and 7:59 PM in Madrid.

Coimbra to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Coimbra to Madrid is 516 km. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Coimbra to Madrid.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Porto Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3655+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Porto Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 24 min and costs .

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