Porto to Coimbra train

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Cheap train tickets from Porto to Coimbra

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Porto to Coimbra is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

U - Urban
17:402h01
Porto
19:41Coimbra
£71One-way
0 changes
U - Urban
19:401h57
Porto
21:37Coimbra
£81One-way
0 changes
U - Urban
16:401h53
Porto
18:33Coimbra
£81One-way
0 changes
IR - InterRegional
20:152h39
Porto
22:54Coimbra
£101One-way
0 changes
AP - Alfa Pendular
20:321h20
Porto
21:52Coimbra
£161One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePorto to Coimbra

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
AP - Alfa Pendular
20:321h20
Porto
21:52Coimbra
0 changes
IR - InterRegional
20:152h39
Porto
22:54Coimbra
0 changes
U - Urban
19:401h57
Porto
21:37Coimbra
0 changes
U - Urban
17:402h01
Porto
19:41Coimbra
0 changes
U - Urban
16:401h53
Porto
18:33Coimbra
0 changes

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Train times from Porto to Coimbra

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 20 m

Average

1 h 58 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

106 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Porto for Coimbra every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

AP - Alfa Pendular
20:321h20
Porto
21:52Coimbra
£161One-way
0 changes
U - Urban
16:401h53
Porto
18:33Coimbra
£81One-way
0 changes
U - Urban
19:401h57
Porto
21:37Coimbra
£81One-way
0 changes
U - Urban
17:402h01
Porto
19:41Coimbra
£71One-way
0 changes
IR - InterRegional
20:152h39
Porto
22:54Coimbra
£101One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Porto to Coimbra

distanceDistance66 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£9 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesComboios De Portugal, Intercidades, Alfa Pendular, U - Urban, R - Regional or IR - InterRegional

Trains from Porto to Coimbra cover the 66 miles long trip taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades, Alfa Pendular, U - Urban, R - Regional or IR - InterRegional. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £9, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Porto - Campanhã and arrive in Coimbra-B.

Train providers: Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades and Alfa Pendular trains Porto to Coimbra

Find the best trains from Porto to Coimbra with Omio's travel partners Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades and Alfa Pendular from £6. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Comboios Portugal is the national railway company of Portugal and it operates trains to Coimbra from Porto. It operates a wide range of trains, including Intercidades, Interregional, Regional, and Urban trains. Intercidades are the fastest and most comfortable trains, offering direct connections between major cities. Interregional trains are slightly slower, but still offer a comfortable journey. Regional trains are the slowest, but they are the most affordable option. Urban trains are the most convenient way to get around the cities. Comboios Portugal offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Comboios Portugal are Lisbon to Porto, Lisbon to Faro, and Porto to Faro. These routes offer stunning views of the Portuguese countryside and coastline.

Comboios De Portugal from Porto to Coimbra train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 3 min
  • Cheapest Price: £10
  • Comboios De Portugal frequency: 16 a day

Trains from Porto to Coimbra B

If you're looking at catching a train from Porto to Coimbra, you'll be glad to know several trains are operating this route every day. Your quickest route options typically head from Porto - Campanha to Coimbra-B, while another two options include trips to Coimbra main station and Bencanta, which tend to take a little longer than trains to Coimbra-B.

The distance covered between these destinations is roughly 66 miles (106 km) and trains operating these routes will cover the distance in a time between 1h 15min and 2h. Trains tend to start around 5:30 a.m. every morning and there is at least one trip per hour until late in the evening.

   

Porto to Coimbra B Train Time: Daily Departures

Numerous train trips operate from Porto to Coimbra every day and heading to three different locations within Coimbra. Your first stop tends to be Coimbra-B, followed by Coimbra and then Bencanta. Your first train usually leaves the Porto Campanha station around 1:00 a.m. every morning, though the more regular trains start at 5:30 a.m. There is at least one train an hour operating from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. every evening, with a couple of trains between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Porto to Coimbra B?

Your travel time from Porto to Coimbra largely depends on whether you're taking a direct train to Coimbra-B or heading to Coimbra or Bencanta. A trip to Coimbra-B will be a direct train that'll usually cover the 66 miles (106 km) in around 1h 15min. If you're taking a trip to Coimbra, your train will stop at Coimbra-B first and your total travel time to Coimbra is usually between 1h 30min and 2h 39min, depending on how long your stopover is. If you're travelling to Bencanta, you will also have a single stop at Coimbra-B and your travel time could be anywhere between 1h 30min and 3h.

Porto Church Facade. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Porto to Coimbra B?

Departure train station: All of the trains travelling from Porto to Coimbra will depart from the same station. The departure station for these routes is Porto Campanha, which is the main train station in Porto for all Comboios de Portugal (CP) services. The Campanha train station is designed to provide travellers with the utmost comfort during trips and hosts a couple of facilities that help make this possible, including waiting rooms, ticket offices, vending machines, luggage storage, accessible bathrooms, and a cafe to get a small bit to eat or something to drink.

Arrival train station: There are three stations you could arrive at when travelling from Porto to Coimbra, though the quickest and most common choice is Coimbra-B. Coimbra-B is the principal railway station when taking a high-speed train running between Lisbon and Porto. If you need to make your way to Coimbra-A, which handles more than just long-distance travel like Coimbra-B, all of your tickets include a free trip to Coimbra-A. Coimbra-B is a 5min trip from the city centre and less than a 20min walk. Coimbra-B offers a couple of facilities at the station designed to make your trip as comfortable as possible. These include luggage lockers, a ticketing office, comfortable waiting areas, an information office, and accessible bathrooms.

Which train companies travel from Porto to Coimbra?

If you're booking a train from Porto to Coimbra, your journey will be operated by Comboios De Portugal. CP offer numerous trips per day along this route with three route options. Your direct route always travels from Porto to Coimbra-B station, while the connecting routes all pass through Coimbra-B and end up at either Coimbra-A or Bencanta station in Porto. Your quickest trip will be the direct train to Coimbra-B.

Comboios De Portugal trains from Porto to Coimbra B

Comboios De Portugal (CP) is a state-owned company offering a variety of services within Portugal. The company offers three separate services including a long-distance mainline, which is what you'll be on from Porto to Coimbra, a Regional service, and an Urban service.

You'll find at least one train per hour operating routes from Porto to Coimbra from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. every day, with slightly fewer trips happening on a Sunday. If you're travelling from Porto to Coimbra-B, your trains will be direct trains and typically take around 1h 15min. If your train is heading to Coimbra-A or Bencanta, you'll have a single stop at Coimbra-B along the way and your travel time can be anywhere between 1h 30min and 3h.

Train Porto to Coimbra B: Services on Board

If you're travelling from Porto to Coimbra, you'll be on one of the Comboios De Portugal AP trains, which means you'll have a choice of first or second-class tickets. Though there isn't much difference between the two classes, for a nominal fee you can upgrade to a first-class ticket and have some extra legroom and more comfortable seats.

On some of the AP trains, the first-class ticket gives you access to drinks, headphones, and newspapers. When it comes to travelling with a pet or with your bicycle, we suggest contacting the train company ahead of time to arrange this. Some CP trains allow pet travel if prearranged and travelling with your bike often depends on the space available. If you're travelling with a disability, CP is committed to providing a service that caters to every traveller. They have a dedicated advisor for special needs who you can contact ahead of time to arrange the assistance you need.

Night trains Coimbra B

The duration of the trip from Porto to Coimbra generally isn't long enough to require late-night trains. The latest trains you'll be able to catch between these two destinations is between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each evening. There's typically no difference between the trains running during the day and the trains running at night, except for stopovers sometimes taking longer during the evening trips, especially if you're travelling to Coimbra-A or Bencanta.

Traveling by train: Sustainable journey

If you're concerned about the environment, you'll be glad to know that train travel is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel. Travelling by train typically uses up to 70% less energy than air travel and can produce up to 85% less air pollution. The fuel consumption on trains is a lot less than on planes and less than car or bus travel.

How to find cheap train tickets from Porto to Coimbra B?

When looking for the most affordable deals for travelling between these two destinations, there are a couple of ways to make the most of your searches. Start by using Omio to find the best deals from a variety of online sources consolidated and presented to you on a single results page. You'll want to try and book as far in advance as possible. Train tickets usually go on sale months in advance and the closer you get to the date of departure, the pricier they get. Booking with flexible dates offers an opportunity to pick up on different deals offered on different days, and you'll usually find that tickets during the week cost less than those over a weekend.

Coimbra Above. Source: Shutterstock

To Coimbra by train—travel tips

Coimbra stands as a riverfront city in central Portugal, with a university built on the grounds of a former palace. The city offers a variety of activities to get involved in and historical sites to explore, including children's science museums, botanical gardens, medieval towers, and much more. The Coimbra university institute is the oldest university in Portugal and well worth a visit. A couple of other things well worth checking out in Coimbra include:

  • Biblioteca Joanina, the esteemed Baroque library located on the Paco das Escolas
  • Chapel of São Miguel
  • Machado de Castro National Museum, located on the same site as Coimbra's Roman forum
  • Monastery of Santa Cruz
  • Old Cathedral of Coimbra
  • Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha
  • Pedro e Inês Bridge
  • Portugal dos Pequenitos

FAQs: Porto to Coimbra train

FAQs: Travel by train from Porto to Coimbra easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Porto to Coimbra.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Porto to Coimbra can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Porto to Coimbra is £9; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Porto to Coimbra is 1 h 9 min   to travel the 66 mile long route, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Porto to Coimbra leaves at 05: 40. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Porto to Coimbra leaves at 22: 50.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Porto to Coimbra without having to change trains with Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades, Alfa Pendular, R - Regional or IR - InterRegional. There are 14 direct trains from Porto to Coimbra each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Porto to Coimbra with Intercidades or Alfa Pendular. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades, Alfa Pendular, U - Urban, R - Regional or IR - InterRegional.
For the best Porto to Coimbra train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Comboios De Portugal, Intercidades, Alfa Pendular, U - Urban, R - Regional or IR - InterRegional. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Porto to Coimbra to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 50.

When departing from Porto, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Porto - Campanhã and Porto - Sao Bento. When arriving in Coimbra, you can end your route in train stations like Coimbra-B and Coimbra.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Porto - Campanhã, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Coimbra-B, located 2.5 miles (4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Coimbra from Porto is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 9 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Porto to Coimbra by train is January.
You have options as you can travel between Porto and Coimbra 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Porto and Coimbra

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Coimbra
Porto - Campanhã is the most popular Porto railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Porto for your journey to Coimbra.
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