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There are 6 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train via Vigo Urzaiz  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz Ir
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B Ic

$35 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus ALSA  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Coimbra

$30 - $65

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo-Guixar R
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B Ic

$35 - $67

Bus via Cordoaria  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto
  3. Take the bus from Porto to Coimbra 10

$33 - $48

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra 217 miles

$45 - $75

Shuttle, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Take the bus from Porto Airport Sa Carneiro to Coimbra

$308 - $323

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra is to bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Coimbra. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Coimbra-B via Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Coimbra is 298 km. The road distance is 347.3 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra without a car is to train which takes 5 h 49 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra is to train which takes 5 h 49 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 186 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Coimbra, Portugal?

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra via Vigo Urzaiz, Vigo-Guixar, and Porto(Campanha) in around 5 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra via Vigo, Porto, Cordoaria, Batalha, and Porto in around 6 h 24 min.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $22
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 Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $18
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.com
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Santiago De Compostela to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Porto Airport Sa Carneiro to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
internorte.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$288
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Coimbra is 1 h behind Santiago de Compostela. It is currently 4:17 PM in Santiago de Compostela and 3:17 PM in Coimbra.

Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Coimbra-B station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra is 347 km. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Coimbra.

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