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There are 3 ways to get from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco CitiExpress / ...

€12 - €16

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Castelo Branco Ic / ...

€16 - €23

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco 218.5 km

€25 - €40

Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon Gare do Oriente and Castelo Branco is around 2h 59m and covers a distance of around 219 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 20m. Operated by Citi Express and FlixBus, the Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco bus service departs from Lisboa Oriente and arrives in Castelo Branco. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 59m
Fastest bus time:
2h 20m
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:15
Last bus departs at:
11:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Lisbon Gare do Oriente → Castelo Branco
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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 Castelo Branco is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Castelo Branco is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Castelo Branco 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.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs €12 - €16 and takes 2h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco is to drive which costs €25 - €40 and takes 2h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa Oriente and arriving at Castelo Branco. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lisboa - Oriente and arriving at Castelo Branco. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 43m.

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The distance between Lisbon Gare do Oriente and Castelo Branco is 181 km. The road distance is 218.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs €12 - €16.

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The bus from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, depart from Lisboa Oriente station.

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Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Oriente station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs €12 - €16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €16 - €23 and takes 2h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco.
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  • Distance: 181.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between Lisbon Gare do Oriente, Portugal and Castelo Branco, Portugal?

Citi Express operates a bus from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco once daily. Tickets cost €12 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 20m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Lisboa - Oriente to Castelo Branco 4 times a day. Tickets cost €16 - €23 and the journey takes 2h 43m.

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 Lisboa - Oriente to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€16 - €23
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Schedules at
Citi Express
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
Bus from Lisbon to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Castelo Branco station.

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Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Castelo Branco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Castelo Branco.

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