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There are 2 ways to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo by train, night train or car

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Train, night train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra to Ciudad Rodrigo Trenhotel Surexpreso

25€ - 37€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo 260.7 km

30€ - 45€

Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo by train and night train

The journey time between Porto and Ciudad Rodrigo is around 6h 22m and covers a distance of around 362 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 10m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo service departs from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas and arrives in Ciudad Rodrigo. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 22m
Fastest journey time:
6h 10m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
25€
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:21
Last service departs at:
20:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo train and night train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ciudad Rodrigo is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ciudad Rodrigo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ciudad Rodrigo is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

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Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo is to train and night train which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 33m.

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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-Devesas and arriving at Ciudad Rodrigo via Coimbra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Porto and Ciudad Rodrigo is 185 km. The road distance is 260.7 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo without a car is to train and night train which takes 5h 35m and costs 25€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo, including transfers.

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

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Ciudad Rodrigo is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 5:28 PM in Porto and 6:28 PM in Ciudad Rodrigo.

Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Ciudad Rodrigo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo is 261 km. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo.
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  • Distance: 185.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

There is no direct connection from Porto to Ciudad Rodrigo. However, you can take the train to Coimbra-B, take the walk to Coimbra, then take the night train to Ciudad Rodrigo. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Ciudad Rodrigo.

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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
8€ - 12€
Night train from Coimbra to Ciudad Rodrigo
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
17€ - 25€

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There are 11+ hotels available in Ciudad Rodrigo. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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