There are 5 ways to get from Santander to Coimbra by train, night train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, Trenhotel  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca Ir / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B

$85 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus Iberocoach  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. Ouibus

$46 - $138

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Porto, Porto 783
  2. Take the bus from Porto to Coimbra 10 / ...

$55 - $85

Drive  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Coimbra 415.5 miles

$90 - $140

Bus, fly, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Coimbra-B

$89 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Coimbra is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Coimbra is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha. via Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Coimbra B via Valladolid Campo Grande and Estación de Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

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The distance between Santander and Coimbra is 527 km. The road distance is 664.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Coimbra without a car is to train and Trenhotel which takes 9 h 47 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to get from Santander to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Santander to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Coimbra train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santander station.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 329.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 47 min

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

You can take a bus from Santander to Coimbra via Bilbao and Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao in around 12 h 33 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
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
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Coimbra - Em frente à Central junto à Cruz Vermelha.
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Bilbao to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santander to Porto, Porto
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt

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