There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Coimbra by bus, train, night train, 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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Bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Madrid - South Station Lisbon - 7 Rios > Lisbon - Airport > Lisbon - Oriente > Badajoz > Merida > Madrid - South Station
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Fuentelespino de Haro

Cheapest option

Fly to Valencia, bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Valencia (VLC) LIS - VLC
  2. Take the bus from Mislata to Villaescusa de Haro

54€ - 172€

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Bus via Tarancón  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Madrid Estacion Sur
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Tarancón
  3. Take the bus from Tarancón to Fuentelespino de Haro

Train  •  15h 24m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Alcazar De San Juan
  4. Take the train from Alcazar De San Juan to Villarrobledo 694 / ...

117€ - 154€

Night train, bus  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin 335
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Fuentelespino de Haro

Drive  •  7h 33m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra 754.6 km

95€ - 140€

Fly to Madrid, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) LIS - MAD
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Fuentelespino de Haro

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 8h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to drive which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 7h 33m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Coimbra is 569 km. The road distance is 754.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra without a car is to bus which takes 12h 17m and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 17m to get from Lisbon to Coimbra, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to bus which takes 12h 17m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 15h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Coimbra is 755 km. It takes approximately 7h 33m to drive from Lisbon to Coimbra.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 569.4 km
  • Duration: 12h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Coimbra via Madrid - South Station, Méndez Álvaro - Estación Sur, Madrid, and Fuentelespino de Haro in around 12h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Coimbra via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Alcazar De San Juan, and Villarrobledo in around 15h 24m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
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 Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Alcazar De San Juan
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alcazar De San Juan to Villarrobledo
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Madrid - South Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Ruiz
Phone
+34914680850
Email
info@gruporuiz.com
Website
empresaruiz.com
Bus from Madrid to Fuentelespino de Haro
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
empresaruiz.com
Bus from Tarancón to Fuentelespino de Haro
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
empresaruiz.com
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 Lisbon Oriente Station to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Lisboa - Oriente to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Tarancón
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Mislata to Villaescusa de Haro
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 23€
Schedules at
monbus.es

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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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