There are 5 ways to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo by bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Ciudad Rodrigo

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus via Viseu  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Viseu 33 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Viseu to Ciudad Rodrigo N786 / ...

$18 - $112

3 alternative options

Bus Transportes Barquense  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Vilar Formoso Centro

$24 - $122

Train, Trenhotel  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B Intercity
  2. Take the Trenhotel from Coimbra B to Ciudad Rodrigo Lusitania

$38 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo 162.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto - Casa da Música and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova de Gaia and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo via Coimbra B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Porto and Ciudad Rodrigo is 185 km. The road distance is 260.3 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 48 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Ciudad Rodrigo takes 4 h 48 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Porto - Casa da Música station.

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Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Vila Nova de Gaia station.

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Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Ciudad Rodrigo station.

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Ciudad Rodrigo is 1 h ahead of Porto. It is currently 2:26 PM in Porto and 3:26 PM in Ciudad Rodrigo.

Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Ciudad Rodrigo station.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo.
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain?

InterNorte operates a bus from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 48 min.

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 Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $17
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 Coimbra B to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Viseu to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Viseu
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Porto to Viseu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Viseu - Central de Camionagem to Ciudad rodrigo - Estación de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Viseu to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.com
Bus from Porto to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
barquense.com

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