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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Coimbra by bus, night bus, night train, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estación Sur A4035/A141 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Belmonte 004

48€ - 60€

Cheapest option

Fly to Madrid, bus  •  8h 9m

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

47€ - 109€

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Bus via Lisboa - Aeropuerto  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Aeropuerto to Madrid Auto Res
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Belmonte 004

74€ - 103€

Night bus, bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Almada to Toledo N793
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Quintanar de la Orden 614

Night train, train, bus  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Principe Pio
  3. Take the bus from Madrid to Belmonte 004

85€ - 113€

Drive  •  7h 32m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Coimbra 737 km

85€ - 130€

Fly to Valencia, train, bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Valencia (VLC) LIS - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
  3. Take the bus from Cuenca to Fuentelespino de Haro

70€ - 178€

Fly to Alicante, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Alicante (ALC) LIS - ALC
  2. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Villarrobledo

122€ - 210€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Coimbra is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Coimbra is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Coimbra is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 12h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7h 32m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Coimbra is 569 km. The road distance is 737 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Coimbra without a car is to bus which takes 12h 22m and costs 45€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 12h 22m to get from Lisbon to Coimbra, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Coimbra is 737 km. It takes approximately 7h 32m to drive from Lisbon to Coimbra.

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

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There are eight+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 569.4 km
  • Duration: 12h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Coimbra via Madrid Estación Sur, Madrid, and Belmonte in around 12h 22m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 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
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
40€ - 55€
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 Salamanca to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Villarrobledo
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
20€ - 27€
Promo+
26€ - 28€
Flexible
35€ - 50€
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 Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Estación Sur
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Autocares Grupo Samar
Phone
+34 (0) 91 723 05 06
Email
autocares.samar@samar.es
Website
samar.es
Bus from Madrid to Belmonte
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Schedules at
samar.es
Bus from Cuenca to Fuentelespino de Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6€ - 12€
Schedules at
samar.es
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Almada to Toledo
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AISA
Phone
+34 (0) 902198788
Website
aisa-grupo.com
Bus from Toledo to Quintanar de la Orden
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
aisa-grupo.com

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