There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Coimbra by bus, night train, train, 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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Bus Iberocoach  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Salamanca Auto Res Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. Ouibus

$30 - $122

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport to Viseu 745
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Coimbra 21 / ...

$33 - $63

Trenhotel  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Madrid Chamartín Station to Coimbra B Lusitania

$71 - $92

Train, Trenhotel  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  2. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B Lusitania

$68 - $97

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Coimbra 322.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Porto, shuttle  •  5 h 26 min

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

$173 - $293

Fly to Lisbon, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$50 - $191

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Madrid Sol and arriving at Coimbra B via Madrid Chamartín Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 8 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Coimbra is 401 km. The road distance is 515.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Coimbra without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Madrid to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Madrid to Coimbra bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid Chamartín Station.

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

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Madrid to Coimbra bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. station.

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Coimbra is 1 h behind Madrid. It is currently 3:27 AM in Madrid and 2:27 AM in Coimbra.

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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Coimbra via Salamanca in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Madrid Chamartín Station to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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 Oriente to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$27
Auto Res Normal
$20
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha.
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport to Viseu
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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
1 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Viseu to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
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

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Madrid to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Coimbra B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Coimbra is 516 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Madrid to Coimbra.

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

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There are 291+ hotels available in Coimbra. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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