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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Vigo Urzaiz  •  6 h 8 min

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

$37 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Porto 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Porto, Porto to Pontevedra
  3. Take the bus from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela - Avenida Rosalia de Castro

$27 - $41

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$36 - $67

Bus InterNorte  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela

$45 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela 217.4 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Coimbra and arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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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 6 h 47 min.

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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 6 h 8 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min 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 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 6 h 8 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at Santiago de Compostela - Avenida Rosalia de Castro station.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1 h ahead of Coimbra. It is currently 1:14 AM in Coimbra and 2:14 AM in Santiago de Compostela.

Map of how to get from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 186 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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 6 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela via Porto, Porto, Porto, and Pontevedra in around 7 h 14 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 Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $14
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto, Porto to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela - Avenida Rosalia de Castro
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
monbus.es
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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