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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra by bus, night bus, train, night train, car, plane or towncar

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Bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Viseu 745
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Coimbra RedeExpressos / ...

€32 - €42

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Night bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Madrid to Coimbra N795

€25 - €31

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Bus via Madrid  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Viseu
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Coimbra RedeExpressos / ...

€44 - €64

Train, night train via Chamartin  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Alv
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra Trenhotel Surexpreso

€47 - €64

Train, night train  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca 18903 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Coimbra Trenhotel Surexpreso

€42 - €58

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra 517.5 km

€60 - €90

Fly to Porto, towncar  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Porto (OPO) MAD - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Coimbra

€137 - €245

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Coimbra-B

€45 - €107

Fly to Vigo, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Vigo (VGO) MAD - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
  3. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Coimbra-B

€65 - €200

Spain → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Coimbra is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Coimbra is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra is to night bus, which costs €25 - €31 and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Coimbra via Madrid and Viseu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Atocha and arriving at Coimbra via Madrid-Chamartin and Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Coimbra is 401 km. The road distance is 517.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra without a car is to bus which takes 9h 32m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 401.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 32m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Coimbra, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra via Estación De Atocha, Estación Sur, Madrid, and Viseu in around 9h 32m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €100
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €90
Flights from Madrid to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €75
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €75
Train operators
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 Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€24 - €35
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€15 - €21
Train from Porto - Campanha to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €12
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Viseu
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Madrid to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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Citi Express
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 Madrid to Viseu
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€120 - €150
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VMTransfers

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Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Coimbra is 1h behind Madrid Atocha Station. It is currently 10:07 PM in Madrid Atocha Station and 9:07 PM in Coimbra.

Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra is 517 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Coimbra.

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Air Europa, Ryanair, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at €75 per night.

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