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

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Bus  •  2h 49m

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

12€ - 15€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 51m

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

16€ - 23€

Bus via Restauradores  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco N1155

17€ - 21€

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Castelo Branco 224.4 km

27€ - 40€

Lisbon → Castelo Branco
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Castelo Branco is 808 24 24 24.

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The social distance requirement in Castelo Branco is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 2h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 9m.

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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.

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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 224.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco without a car is to bus which takes 2h 49m and costs 12€ - 15€.

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The bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Castelo Branco takes 2h 49m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Lisbon to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, depart from Lisboa 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 bus which takes 2h 49m and costs 12€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 2h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Castelo Branco.
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  • Distance: 187.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

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.

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 - Santa Apolonia to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
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 Sete Rios to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Citi Express
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 Lisboa Sete Rios to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lisbon to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Castelo Branco 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 224 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Lisbon to Castelo Branco.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Castelo Branco. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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