Getting to Coimbra

From Lisbon airport

 

By Train

Trains to Coimbra leave from Oriente railway station. From Lisbon airport, you can take the Metro (3 stops) or Bus No. 744 or 705 or a taxi (approx. 7 €) to Estação do Oriente. Trains run regularly, approximately every hour, from around 7 am to 10 pm. The fastest service is provided by the Alfa Pendular (AP) express trains (22.80 €), which take 1h34m to Coimbra. Intercidades (IC) trains (19.20 €) are slightly slower taking around 2 hours. Tickets can be purchased at the station or in advance at the Comboios de Portugal website.

 

Please note that Coimbra has two railway stations: Coimbra-A (in the centre of town) and Coimbra-B. Trains from Lisbon arrive at Coimbra-B. You can take a connecting train to Coimbra-A (your train ticket covers this short journey) or you can take a taxi from Coimbra-B directly to your destination.

 

By Bus

Take a taxi (9 € or more, depending on time of day) to the Sete Rios bus terminal. From the bus terminal, there are frequent Rede Expressos coach services to Coimbra which take about 2.5 hours (14.50 €). The coach station in Coimbra (Estação Rodoviária RBL) is situated close to the city centre (10-15 minutes walk). More information and tickets are available at the Rede Expressos website.

 

From Porto airport

 

By Train

Porto’s airport is 11 km away from the city, so getting a taxi from there to the railway station is quite expensive (20-25 €, with 20 per cent surcharge in the evenings and weekends). The easiest and less costly way is with the Metro. Take Line E (Violeta) from the airport to the Campanhã railway station. Metro trains run about every 20 minutes from early morning until after midnight. That will take about 32 minutes and cost approximately 2,20 €  for a Z4 (zone four) ticket.

 

Trains run regularly from Campanhã, approximately every hour, from around 6 am to 10 pm. The fastest service is provided by the Alfa Pendular (AP) express trains (16.70 €), which take slightly under 1 hour to Coimbra. Intercidades (IC) trains are cheaper (13.20 €) and take slightly over 1 hour. Tickets can be purchased at the station or in advance at the Comboios de Portugal website.

 

Please note that Coimbra has two railway stations: Coimbra-A (in the centre of town) and Coimbra-B. Trains from Porto arrive at Coimbra-B. You can take a connecting train to Coimbra-A (your train ticket covers this short journey) or you can take a taxi from Coimbra-B directly to your destination.