There are 4 ways to get from Coimbra to Salamanca by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. to Salamanca Ouibus

$12 - $95

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Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca Hot

$29 - $55

Trenhotel  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Coimbra B to Estación de Salamanca Lusitania / ...

$40 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Salamanca 189.3 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Coimbra-B and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Coimbra and Salamanca is 248 km. The road distance is 302.9 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Salamanca without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 16 min and costs .

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The bus from Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. to Salamanca takes 4 h 16 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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Coimbra to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Coimbra B station.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Salamanca is to bus which takes 4 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Coimbra to Salamanca bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Salamanca is 1 h ahead of Coimbra. It is currently 7:54 PM in Coimbra and 8:54 PM in Salamanca.

Map of how to get from Coimbra to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 154.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Coimbra, Portugal and Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain?

Iberocoach operates a bus from Coimbra to Salamanca 3 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 16 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Coimbra to Salamanca once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 21 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 Coimbra-B to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Coimbra-B to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
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
Night train from Coimbra B to Estación de Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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

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Coimbra to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Estación de Salamanca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Coimbra to Salamanca is 303 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Coimbra to Salamanca.

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