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

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Bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Braga

$13 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus, line 3 bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Braga 1783
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Braga to Guimarães 3

$9 - $14

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Nine Ic
  2. Take the train from Trofa to Guimaraes R / ...

$16 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Vigo to Guimarães 75.2 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Vigo to Guimarães is to bus and line 3 bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vigo to Guimarães is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vigo to Guimarães. However, there are services departing from Vigo and arriving at Guimarães via Braga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vigo to Guimarães. However, there are services departing from Vigo-Guixar and arriving at Guimaraes via Nine and Trofa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Vigo and Guimarães is 95 km. The road distance is 120.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Guimarães without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 11€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Vigo to Guimarães, including transfers.

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Vigo to Guimarães bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Vigo station.

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

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The best way to get from Vigo to Guimarães is to bus which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 11€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13€ - 27€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Vigo to Guimarães.
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  • Distance: 59.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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

InterNorte operates a bus from Vigo to Guimarães every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vigo to Guimarães via Nine and Trofa in around 3 h 39 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 Vigo-Guixar to Nine
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $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 Trofa to Guimaraes
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Vigo to Braga
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
internorte.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 Vigo to Braga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Vigo to Braga Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Vigo to Braga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Portugal – Tranportes, Lda.
Phone
253 423 500
Email
geral@arriva.pt
Website
arriva.pt
Bus from Braga to Guimarães
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arriva.pt

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Vigo to Guimarães bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Braga station.

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Guimarães is 1 h behind Vigo. It is currently 12:27 AM in Vigo and 11:27 PM in Guimarães.

Vigo to Guimarães train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Guimaraes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vigo to Guimarães is 120 km. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Vigo to Guimarães.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Guimarães. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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