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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 6m

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

15€ - 22€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra 204.4 km

10€

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Coimbra RedeExpressos / ...

12€ - 15€

Bus via Oriente  •  3h 15m

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

14€ - 17€

Taxi  •  2h

  1. Take a taxi from Lisbon to Coimbra 205.7 km

130€ - 160€

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra 205.7 km

26€ - 40€

Fly, towncar  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Porto (OPO) LIS - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Coimbra

159€ - 637€

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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 taxi which costs 130€ - 160€ and takes 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Coimbra. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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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 2h 6m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Coimbra is 177 km. The road distance is 205.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs 15€ - 22€.

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The train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B takes 2h 6m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lisbon to Coimbra bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Coimbra 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 Coimbra is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs 15€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 2h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 176.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Comboios De Portugal operates a train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B hourly. Tickets cost 15€ - 22€ and the journey takes 2h 6m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Coimbra hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 20m. Citi Express also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 600€
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 Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Bus operators
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 Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
Citi Express
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
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
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VMTransfers
Taxi from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h
Estimated price
130€ - 160€
Tele Taxis
Phone
+351 218 111 100
Website
teletaxis.pt
TaxiTours
Phone
+351 964 120 673
Website
taxitours.pt
Lisbon Taxi
Phone
+351 302 099 910
Website
lisbontaxi.net

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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 Rede Expressos, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Lisbon to Coimbra train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Coimbra-B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Coimbra is 206 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Lisbon to Coimbra.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Coimbra bus tickets online with Omio.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at 87€ 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 shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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