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There are 5 ways to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus via Vila Nova de Gaia  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Porto 1001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela 783

€23 - €28

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra Bus Terminal to Santiago de Compostela

€16 - €20

3 alternative options

Train  •  6h 46m

  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

€33 - €43

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela 346.5 km

€40 - €60

Towncar  •  5h 24m

  1. Take a town car from Coimbra to Porto Airport
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€346 - €420

Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela by bus

The bus journey time between Coimbra and Santiago de Compostela is around 12h 10m and covers a distance of around 366 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 10m. Services are operated by FlixBus. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 10m
Fastest bus time:
12h 10m
Buses per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
22:35
Last bus departs at:
22:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela bus schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santiago de Compostela is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santiago de Compostela is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santiago de Compostela is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbra Bus Terminal and arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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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 Urzaiz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Coimbra and Santiago de Compostela is 298 km. The road distance is 346.5 km.

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to bus via Vila Nova de Gaia which takes 6h and costs €22 - €29.

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

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Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Coimbra Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to bus via Vila Nova de Gaia which takes 6h and costs €22 - €29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 6h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 297.6 km
  • Duration: 6h

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

You can take a bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela via Porto in around 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, and Vigo Urzaiz in around 6h 46m.

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 Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €12
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bus Terminal to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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
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Towncar from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€220 - €270
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Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Santiago de Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1h ahead of Coimbra. It is currently 3:24 PM in Coimbra and 4:24 PM in Santiago de Compostela.

Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €75 per night.

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