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There are 4 ways to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 51m

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

14€ - 29€

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Bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Castelo Branco Bus Terminal L09

14€ - 18€

2 alternative options

Bus via Sapadores  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Castelo Branco

16€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Castelo Branco 140.5 miles

27€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Castelo Branco. However, there are services departing from Elevador Da Glória and arriving at Castelo Branco Bus Terminal via Lisbon Sete Rios Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Castelo Branco. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Castelo Branco is 187 km. The road distance is 224.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco without a car is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 14€ - 29€.

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The train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco takes 2h 51m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Lisbon to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios Station.

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Lisbon to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 14€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 3h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco.
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  • Distance: 117.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

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

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Lisbon to Castelo Branco 4 times a day. Tickets cost 14€ - 29€ and the journey takes 2h 51m. Alternatively, Citi Express operates a bus from Lisbon to Castelo Branco every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 2h 49m.

Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

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 Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
1st Class
18€ - 29€
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Castelo Branco Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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Lisbon to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Castelo Branco Bus Terminal station.

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Lisbon 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 to Castelo Branco is 225 km. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Lisbon to Castelo Branco.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Castelo Branco. Prices start at 34€ per night.

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