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There are 6 ways to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela by train, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Train via Vigo Urzaiz  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Porto(Campanha) Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar Ic
  3. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela Ir

$36 - $68

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Bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela

$27 - $65

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Train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Porto(Campanha) Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar Ic
  3. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Santiago de Compostela R

$35 - $66

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela 217.4 miles

$45 - $75

Shuttle, fly  •  7h 5m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Coimbra to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) OPO - SCQ

$196 - $384

Shuttle  •  5h 24m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Coimbra to Porto Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

$438

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The cheapest way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which costs 23€ - 55€ and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbra and arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Coimbra-B and arriving at Santiago de Compostela via Porto(Campanha) and Vigo-Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Coimbra and Santiago de Compostela is 298 km. The road distance is 347.9 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Coimbra station.

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

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 55€ and takes 6h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 186 miles
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between Coimbra, Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

You can take a train from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela via Porto(Campanha), Vigo-Guixar, Estación Ferrocarril, Canceleiro, and Vigo Urzaiz in around 6h 19m. Alternatively, InterNorte operates a bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6h 46m. Rede Expressos also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Porto to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Porto to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Santiago de Compostela via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
2h 20m
Frequency
3 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 Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra Bus Terminal to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Coimbra to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$288
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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There is no direct flight from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Santiago de Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1h ahead of Coimbra. It is currently 11:04 AM in Coimbra and 12:04 PM in Santiago de Compostela.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is 348 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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There are 480+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Porto Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 24m and costs 130€.

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