There are 3 ways to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco by bus, train or car
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Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Castelo Branco
Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco
Drive from Lisbon to Castelo Branco
Lisbon to Castelo Branco by train
The train journey time between Lisbon and Castelo Branco is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 228 km. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Lisbon to Castelo Branco train service departs from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arrives in Castelo Branco. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs €12 - €15 and takes 2h 49m.
The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 2h 9m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Castelo Branco. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 49m.
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.
The distance between Lisbon and Castelo Branco is 187 km. The road distance is 224.4 km.
The best way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco without a car is to bus which takes 2h 49m and costs €12 - €15.
The bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Castelo Branco takes 2h 49m including transfers and departs every three hours.
Lisbon to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.
Lisbon to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.
The best way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to bus which takes 2h 49m and costs €12 - €15. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €16 - €23 and takes 2h 51m.
What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Castelo Branco, Portugal?
Citi Express operates a bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Castelo Branco every 4 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 49m. Rede Expressos also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco 4 times a day. Tickets cost €16 - €23 and the journey takes 2h 51m.
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.
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 51m
- 4 times a day
- Estimated price
- €16 - €23
- Comboios De Portugal
- €16 - €23
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.
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Castelo Branco
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 35m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- €12 - €15
- Schedules at
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More Questions & Answers
Lisbon to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Castelo Branco station.
Lisbon to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Castelo Branco station.
Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Castelo Branco is 224 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Lisbon to Castelo Branco.
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