Autumn School 2018


Travel Information

Practical information | How to reach from airport | Weather information

Practical information

Coimbra is a very beautiful and peaceful town situated on the Mondego River, approximately 185 km Northeast of Lisbon and 98 km Southeast of Oporto. The life of the city depends primarily on the University of Coimbra.

Coimbra at night

For more travel information about Coimbra and its surroundings you can see:


How to reach Coimbra from Lisbon or Oporto airports


Travel by car

From Oporto or Lisbon, using highway A1 (more information here), take the way out to Coimbra. You will be about 10 min away from the city center. It will take about 1 hour from Oporto and about 2 hours from Lisbon.

You can find more information about tolls in the Portal Portugal Tolls and information about


Travel by train

All of the trains connecting Oporto and Lisbon stop at Coimbra- B; about 1h00 from Oporto and about 1h 45m from Lisbon. See the web page of the CP (Comboios de Portugal).

Coimbra is served by two major train services – ALFA – directly from LISBON (Sta. Apolónia Station, or Orient Station next to the airport) or PORTO (Campanhã Station) – and INTERCIDADES with direct links to Lisbon, Oporto and Braga.

Coimbra is served by two railway stations: COIMBRA A in the city centre and COIMBRA B in the north of the city. ALFA and INTERCIDADES stop at COIMBRA B. There are several link services from COIMBRA B to COIMBRA A (city centre) by train.


Travel by bus

The bus station is located at Av. Fernão de Magalhães and is easily reached by local bus or on foot (a long walk, about 10 minutes, to city center). You can use either Rede Expressos or RodoNorte.

You can find more detailed and interactive information here.


Weather information

Coimbra weather

See the weather information here.