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

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Train  •  2 h 3 min

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

$17 - $35

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Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Coimbra 128.9 miles

$12

4 alternative options

Bus Rede Expressos  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Coimbra 2

$16 - $21

Bus Rodonorte  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Coimbra

$16 - $20

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Santa Cruz 128.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, shuttle  •  3 h 59 min

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

$162 - $227

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa and arriving at Coimbra. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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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 2 h 3 min.

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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 2 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, 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 2 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 31 min.

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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 Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 110.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

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

Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Lisbon to Santa Cruz every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon to Santa Cruz every 3 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
55 min
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
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Lisbon to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Porto Airport to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
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
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 2 h 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 291+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $46 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 4 min and costs .

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