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There are 4 ways to get from Porto to Castelo Branco by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Castelo Branco

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Bus via Coimbra

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Coimbra
  2. Take the bus from Coimbra to Castelo Branco

Train

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Entroncamento
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Castelo Branco

Drive

  1. Drive from Porto to Castelo Branco

Porto to Castelo Branco by train

The train journey time between Porto and Castelo Branco is around 5h 29m and covers a distance of around 348 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 11m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 24m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Porto to Castelo Branco train service departs from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arrives in Castelo Branco. Typically 41 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 17m
Layover time:
1h 11m
Total time:
5h 29m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 24m
Train distance:
348 km
Trains per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:11
Last train departs at:
19:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Castelo Branco train schedules

Porto → Castelo Branco
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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

COVID-19 help in Portugal

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 808 24 24 24

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Portugal.

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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

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Castelo Branco is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Castelo Branco 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.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs €14 - €18 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Castelo Branco is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto and arriving at Castelo Branco. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Castelo Branco. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arriving at Castelo Branco via Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Porto and Castelo Branco is 175 km. The road distance is 258.2 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Castelo Branco without a car is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs €14 - €18.

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The bus from Porto to Castelo Branco takes 4h 40m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Porto to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, depart from Porto station.

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Porto to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Castelo Branco is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs €14 - €18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €24 - €40 and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Castelo Branco.
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  • Distance: 175.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Castelo Branco, Portugal?

Citi Express operates a bus from Porto to Castelo Branco 3 times a day. Tickets cost €15 - €18 and the journey takes 4h 40m. Rede Expressos also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Porto to Castelo Branco via Entroncamento in around 5h.

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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€16 - €23
Train from Entroncamento to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €13
Bus operators
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €18
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Citi Express
Bus from Porto to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Schedules at
Citi Express
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 Porto to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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Porto to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Castelo Branco station.

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Porto to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Castelo Branco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Castelo Branco is 258 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Porto to Castelo Branco.

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