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

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Train

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Coimbra

Bus via Estação Oriente

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Coimbra

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Lisbon to Coimbra

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra

Lisbon to Coimbra by train

The train journey time between Lisbon and Coimbra is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 217 km. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Lisbon to Coimbra train service departs from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arrives in Coimbra-B. Typically 122 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

122 Weekly Trains
1h 39m Average Duration
€15 Cheapest Price
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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 €15 - €22 and takes 1h 39m.

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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 1h 39m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Coimbra is 177 km. The road distance is 205.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra without a car is to train which takes 1h 39m and costs €15 - €22.

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The train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B takes 1h 39m 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 1h 39m 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: 1h 39m

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 1h 39m. 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.

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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
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
+351 21 75 24 524
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
Schedules at
Citi Express
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
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
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 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 205 km. It takes approximately 2h to drive from Lisbon to Coimbra.

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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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