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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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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Train  •  2h 6m

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

$17 - $34

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra 128.9 miles

$12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 23m

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

$16 - $20

Bus via Martim Moniz  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Coimbra L07 / ...

$14 - $22

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Santa Cruz 128.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, shuttle  •  4h 3m

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

$163 - $228

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

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Coimbra via Lisboa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Coimbra via Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Santa Cruz is 177 km. The road distance is 206.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs 14€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Rodonorte, depart from Lisboa station.

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Lisbon to Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs 14€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 3h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 110.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Lisbon to Santa Cruz hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 43m. Alternatively, Rodonorte operates a bus from Lisbon to Santa Cruz 5 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Auto Viacao do Tamega also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $100
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
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
Bus from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Porto Airport to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
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

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Lisbon to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Rodonorte, arrive at Coimbra station.

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

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

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 299+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Santa Cruz. 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 bus which takes 8m and costs 3€.

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