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Travelling to Coimbra

Portugal makes part of the network of the major international airlines, so it is easy to find frequent and regular connections from all parts of the world. The airports nearer to Coimbra are located in Lisboa (190 km away) and in Porto (120 km away).

From Lisboa (Humberto Delgado) International Airport
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 and cost 5-8 Euros. 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 Intercity 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). That will be the best choice, if you’re staying downtown looking for your accommodation or if you intent to come directly to the International Relations Unit.

In order to get to the International Relations Unit, you should take bus number 103 (bus stop near Coimbra A Station). This bus will stop right at the University, near the Faculty of Medicine. When you step out, walk to Largo D. Dinis (large roundabout with a statue in the middle) and go to Casa da Lusofonia - International Student Lounge.

If you prefer to take a taxi (this trip should not cost you more than 6 Euros), you should ask the driver to go to the University, Largo D. Dinis, taking the way of Rua de Aveiro (Aveiro Street).

CP - Train schedules

By express bus: you will need to catch a taxi to “Sete Rios” Bus Station; the journey should take approximately 10 minutes and cost 5-8 Euros. 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 to check the timetable and prices.

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.

Driving in the A1 (the north-south highway), take the Coimbra Sul exit.

Look at the Map of the trajectory until DRI

From Porto (Francisco Sá Carneiro) International Airport
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. 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 30 minutes. The price of one second class ticket in the Intercity train should cost around 13 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). That will be the best choice, if you’re staying downtown looking for your accommodation or if you intent to come directly to the International Relations Unit. 
In order to get to the International Relations Unit, you should take bus number 103 (bus stop near Coimbra A Station). This bus will stop right at the University, near the Faculty of Medicine. When you step out, walk to Largo D. Dinis (large roundabout with a statue in the middle) and go to Casa da Lusofonia - International Student Lounge.

If you prefer to take a taxi (this trip should not cost you more than 6 Euros), you should ask the driver to go to the University, Largo D. Dinis, taking the way of Rua de Aveiro (Aveiro Street).

CP - Train schedules

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). 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 to check the timetable and prices.

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.
See the route Map from the airport until DRI's front Office.

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