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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Coimbra by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  1h 43m

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

$16 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra 128.9 miles

$12

4 alternative options

Bus Rede Expressos  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Coimbra Bus Terminal L07 / ...

$12 - $21

Bus Rodonorte  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Coimbra Rodonorte-20 / ...

$16 - $20

Taxi  •  2h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Lisbon to Coimbra 127.3 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra 127.3 miles

$29 - $45

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon Sete Rios Station station and arriving at Coimbra Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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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 1h 43m.

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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 1h 43m and costs 14€ - 28€.

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

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Lisbon to Coimbra bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios Station.

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

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs 14€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 2h 30m.

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

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 1h 43m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon to Coimbra hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Citi Express also services this route 4 times a day.

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
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios Station to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Auto Viacao do Tamega
Website
avtamega.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
avtamega.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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Tele Taxis
Phone
+351 218 111 100
Website
taxinet.com.pt
TaxiTours
Phone
+351 964 120 673
Website
taxitours.pt
Lisbon Taxi
Phone
+351 302 099 910
Website
lisbontaxi.net

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Lisbon to Coimbra bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Coimbra Bus Terminal station.

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Lisbon to Coimbra train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Coimbra-B station.

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

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There are 307+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at $41 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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