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There are 10 ways to get from Girona to Coimbra by train, night train, bus, towncar, night bus, car or plane

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Train, night train via Madrid  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Alv
  3. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra

119€ - 193€

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Train to Barcelona, fly to Lisbon, train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lisbon (LIS) BCN - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Coimbra-B

54€ - 161€

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Train, night train  •  15h 52m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants Avn / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Salamanca Alv
  3. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra

89€ - 151€

Bus, towncar  •  19h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Girona to Lleida
  2. Take the bus from Lleida to Chaves
  3. Take a town car from Chaves to Porto Airport
  4. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Coimbra

352€ - 433€

Bus  •  25h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Carcassonne
  2. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Albergaria-a-velha
  3. Take the bus from Albergaria to Coimbra

101€ - 137€

Train, night bus  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants Avn / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  3. Take the night bus from Madrid to Coimbra

95€ - 192€

Drive  •  11h 52m

  1. Drive from Girona to Coimbra 1212 km

140€ - 210€

Train to Barcelona, fly to Porto, towncar  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Porto (OPO) BCN - OPO
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Coimbra

155€ - 284€

Train to Barcelona, fly to Vigo, train  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Vigo (VGO) BCN - VGO
  3. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
  4. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Coimbra-B

65€ - 244€

Train, train to Toulouse, fly to Porto, towncar  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Girona to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
  3. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Porto (OPO) TLS - OPO
  4. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Coimbra

203€ - 355€

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Coimbra is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Coimbra is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Coimbra is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

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

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Girona to Coimbra is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Girona to Coimbra is to train and fly and towncar which costs 150€ - 290€ and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Girona to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Gerona/Girona and arriving at Coimbra via Carcassonne and Albergaria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Girona to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Girona and arriving at Coimbra via Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin and Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 19m.

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The distance between Girona and Coimbra is 962 km. The road distance is 1212 km.

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The best way to get from Girona to Coimbra without a car is to train and night train via Madrid which takes 12h 19m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 12h 19m to get from Girona to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Girona to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Gerona/Girona station.

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Girona to Coimbra train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Girona station.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Girona to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 962 km
  • Duration: 12h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Girona to Coimbra via Carcassonne, Albergaria-a-velha, and Albergaria in around 25h 44m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 340€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 340€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 170€
Flights from Toulouse to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 200€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 220€
Flights from Toulouse to Porto via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
22€ - 220€
Flights from Toulouse to Porto via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
22€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 80€
Flights from Toulouse to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
70€ - 95€
Promo+
79€ - 84€
Flexible
100€ - 130€
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 35€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
9€ - 13€
Promo+
14€ - 16€
Flexible
24€ - 35€
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Night train from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 21€
Train from Porto - Campanha to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
8€ - 12€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Bus operators
Transports Elèctrics Interurbans S.A.
Phone
+34 972204868
Email
teisa-bus@teisa-bus.com
Website
teisa-bus.com
Bus from Girona to Lleida
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Schedules at
teisa-bus.com
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Lleida to Chaves
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 80€
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
Book at
autocareslazara.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Albergaria to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Carcassonne to Albergaria-a-velha
Ave. Duration
19h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Albergaria Velha to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Madrid to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Chaves to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
140€ - 170€
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Porto Airport to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
More information at
VMTransfers

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Girona to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Coimbra is 1h behind Girona. It is currently 7:17 PM in Girona and 6:17 PM in Coimbra.

Girona to Coimbra train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Girona to Coimbra is 1212 km. It takes approximately 11h 52m to drive from Girona to Coimbra.

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Ryanair, Iberia, Air Europa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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