There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Coimbra by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Intercity

$16 - $35

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Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra 128.9 miles

$12

5 alternative options

Bus Rodonorte  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Coimbra

$14 - $18

Bus Rede Expressos  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Coimbra 2 / ...

$17 - $21

Trenhotel  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra B Lusitania / ...

$26 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra 127.3 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Porto (OPO) LIS - OPO

$164 - $224

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to train which costs 14€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Coimbra via Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Coimbra-B. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Coimbra is 177 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs 14€ - 28€.

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The train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B takes 1 h 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lisbon to Coimbra bus services, operated by Rodonorte, depart from Lisbon station.

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Lisbon to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs 14€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 32 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 110.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Coimbra, Portugal?

Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Lisbon to Coimbra hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, Rodonorte operates a bus from Lisbon to Coimbra every 3 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $100
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

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 Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
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rodonorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lisbon to Coimbra bus services, operated by Rodonorte, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Lisbon to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Coimbra B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Coimbra is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Lisbon to Coimbra.

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Air Transat, Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Coimbra train tickets online with Loco2.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Coimbra. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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