A Brief Overview of Coimbra Part #2 – Getting to and From the City

Coimbra's Science Museum, Portugal

Getting to and from Coimbra

Coimbra is one of Portugal’s major cities and way up there on the attractive scale. With so much to see and do it’s worth knowing the best way to get there and travel around once you arrive. This is a short guide to finding your way around the city, where to park, where you’ll arrive by train, bus and car.

  • By car you just need to follow the A1/IP1 and follow signs. Arrival on the outskirts will present you with plenty of parking options and if you’re lucky and arrive early enough you’ll find free space near the old station on Avenida da Lousa.
  • Express bus services run from Lisbon and Porto, serving places like Aveiro on en route. These buses arrive and depart from th main bus station on Avenida Fernao de Magalhaes which is around a kilometre to the north of the old centre. For more info on the inter-city buses visit www.rede-expressos.pt Regional services operate from there too and timetables and information can be obtained easily at the station or from the Turismo at the university library – www.turismodecoimbra.pt
  • By train you will arrive at one of the three stations, Coimbra A, Coimbra B and Coimbra Parque. Coimbra B is the long distance and inter-city line and is where you’ll arrive. It can be found 2km north of the centre but you can grab a train to Coimbra A by crossing the platform and save your legs for the hilly and often steep old quarter. Coimbra Parque at the south east of the city provides services to Lousa and Serpins.

Read about things to do in Coimbra or find places to eat in the city.

Book a hotel in the university capital by clicking here.

Please leave comments or questions in the box below.

A Brief Overview of Coimbra Part #2 – Getting to and From the City

Coimbra's Science Museum, Portugal

Getting to and from Coimbra

Coimbra is one of Portugal’s major cities and way up there on the attractive scale. With so much to see and do it’s worth knowing the best way to get there and travel around once you arrive. This is a short guide to finding your way around the city, where to park, where you’ll arrive by train, bus and car.

  • By car you just need to follow the A1/IP1 and follow signs. Arrival on the outskirts will present you with plenty of parking options and if you’re lucky and arrive early enough you’ll find free space near the old station on Avenida da Lousa.
  • Express bus services run from Lisbon and Porto, serving places like Aveiro on en route. These buses arrive and depart from th main bus station on Avenida Fernao de Magalhaes which is around a kilometre to the north of the old centre. For more info on the inter-city buses visit www.rede-expressos.pt Regional services operate from there too and timetables and information can be obtained easily at the station or from the Turismo at the university library – www.turismodecoimbra.pt
  • By train you will arrive at one of the three stations, Coimbra A, Coimbra B and Coimbra Parque. Coimbra B is the long distance and inter-city line and is where you’ll arrive. It can be found 2km north of the centre but you can grab a train to Coimbra A by crossing the platform and save your legs for the hilly and often steep old quarter. Coimbra Parque at the south east of the city provides services to Lousa and Serpins.

Read about things to do in Coimbra or find places to eat in the city.

Book a hotel in the university capital by clicking here.

Please leave comments or questions in the box below.