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There are 4 ways to get from Vigo to Coimbra by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  2. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Coimbra-B Ic / ...

$24 - $44

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Coimbra

$22 - $60

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Aveiro Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Aveiro to Coimbra R

$24 - $32

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Vigo to Coimbra 164 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Vigo to Coimbra is to bus and train which costs 20€ - 28€ and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Vigo to Coimbra is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vigo and arriving at Coimbra. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vigo to Coimbra. However, there are services departing from Vigo-Guixar and arriving at Coimbra-B via Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Vigo and Coimbra is 227 km. The road distance is 262.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Coimbra without a car is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs 20€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Vigo to Coimbra, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Vigo to Coimbra is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs 20€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 50€ and takes 5h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Vigo to Coimbra.
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  • Distance: 141.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

You can take a train from Vigo to Coimbra via Porto(Campanha) in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Vigo to Coimbra 3 times a day. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $18
Train from Aveiro to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$5 - $9
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 Vigo to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Vigo to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Vigo to Coimbra Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Vigo to Aveiro Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt

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Vigo to Coimbra bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Coimbra station.

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Coimbra is 1h behind Vigo. It is currently 2:53 PM in Vigo and 1:53 PM in Coimbra.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vigo to Coimbra is 262 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Vigo to Coimbra.

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