HOW TO GET TO COIMBRA

Many international airlines operate frequent and regular flights from all parts of the world to Portugal. The airports nearest to Coimbra are located in Lisbon (190 km away) and in Porto (120 km away). See below for travel options from these airports.

A - From Lisbon (Humberto Delgado) International Airport
By Train

By train: you will need to take the metro or to catch a taxi to Lisboa Oriente railway station; the journey should take approximately 10 minutes. Trains to Coimbra run every hour and you should expect the journey to take approximately 2 hours. The price of one second class ticket in the Alfa-Pendular train should cost around 22.50 euros.

There are two railway stations in Coimbra: Coimbra A– Estação Nova, “The New Station” and Coimbra-B – Estação Velha, “The Old Station”. All trains stop at Coimbra B. Once there, you should take a shuttle to Coimbra-A (your train ticket already includes this short trip) or catch a taxi (outside the station). That will be the best choice, if you’re staying downtown looking for your accommodation or if you intent to come directly to the Convent São Francisco Convention Centre.

Check the website of CP Portugal for the train schedules.

By Bus

By express bus: you will need to take the metro or catch a taxi to “Sete Rios” Bus Station; the journey should take approximately 15 minutes. Express buses to Coimbra run every hour and you should expect the journey to take approximately 2 hours and a half. The price of ticket should cost around 15 euros.

Check the website of the Express Buses Network for the timetable and prices.

By Car

By car: when leaving the airport you should take the A1 motorway to Coimbra and exit in Coimbra Sul. You should expect the journey to take 2 hours.

B - From Porto (Francisco Sá Carneiro) International Airport

By Train

By train: from Porto airport you will need to travel to Gare da Campanhã (the main train station in Porto). It is recommended that you travel to this station by taxi or underground metro (line E). You will find taxis readily available at the front of the airport and the underground station as well. You should expect the journey to take approximately 30 minutes.

Several trains run from Porto to Coimbra daily. You should expect the journey to take 1 hour. The price of one second class ticket in the Alfa-Pendular train should cost around 16.70 euros.

There are two railway stations in Coimbra: Coimbra A– Estação Nova, “The New Station” and Coimbra-B – Estação Velha, “The Old Station”. All trains stop at Coimbra B. Once there, you should take a shuttle to Coimbra-A (your train ticket already includes this short trip) or catch a taxi (outside the station). That will be the best choice, if you’re staying downtown looking for your accommodation or if you intent to come directly to the Convent São Francisco Convention Centre.

Check the website of CP Portugal for the train schedules.

By Bus

By express bus: you will need to travel by metro (line E) until the “Bolhão” Stop (25 minutes). From there, you can catch a taxi or walk to the Bus Station “Garagem Atlântico”, Street: “Rua Alexandre Herculano” (8 minutes walking). Express buses to Coimbra run every hour and you should expect the journey to take approximately 1 hour and a half. The price of ticket should cost around 13 euros.

Check the website of the Express Buses Network for the timetable and prices.

By Car

By car: when leaving the airport you should take the A1 motorway to Coimbra and exit at Coimbra Norte. You should expect the journey to take 1h 15m.

 

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