In just two weeks, we are going to welcome everyone in Coimbra for the three days of our EDiSo Symposium. We want to ensure a warm welcome, a comfortable stay and a good working environment for all.
Travel to/from Coimbra and airports
Oporto (Porto ) airport is situated 16 km away from the city centre, which can be inconvenient for flights departing/arriving very early in the morning or very late at night, due to Aerobus services and Metro timetables.
The night time fee for the taxi service to/from the Oporto airport is quite high - over 30 euros.
Getting to the Oporto railway station (Porto-Campanhã)
- By Aerobus (45-55 min, 4 euros single)
from the airport 7:30-19:00, from Porto 6:45-18:15, every 30 minutes
- By metro (30 mins., 1.45 euros single)
6 am – 1 am, every 5-10 min
Porto- Campanhã – Coimbra single train ticket (2nd class) costs 13.20 euro (IC - Intercidades) or 16.70 euro (AP - Alfa Pendular)
Getting to the Oporto long-distance bus terminal (Rodoviária Rede-Expressos, Rua Alexandre Herculano, 366):
By metro, train or Aerobus to São Bento, then 7 min-walk
Porto-Coimbra single bus ticket– 12.50 euro
LISBON airport is situated right in the city and is well served by public transport.
Getting to the Lisbon railway station (Lisboa-Oriente):
- By metro: (3rd stop on the red line directly from the airport, 15 min., 1.90 euros single or 6 euro daily pass – valid for all the Lisbon city transport). Metro trains run every few minutes from 0600hrs to 0100hrs daily.
- By taxi: to avoid the queues, take your taxi from the departures. Taxi fees do not go beyond 15-20 euros.
Lisbon-Coimbra single train ticket (2nd class): 19.20 euro (IC- Intercidades) or 22.80 euro (AP – Alfa Pendular)
Getting to the Lisbon long-distance bus terminal (Rodoviária Sete Rios):
- By metro to Jardim Zoológico, change of line needed, 30 min.
- By Aerobus 2, 30 min.
Lisbon-Coimbra single bus ticket – 14.50 euro
Portuguese railways (Comboios de Portugal) website (English version): https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/
Long-distance bus services between Coimbra and Lisbon/Oporto:
ONCE IN COIMBRA
Arriving by train
There are two railway stations in Coimbra:
- Coimbra-A – situated in the historic city centre
- Coimbra-B – at the outskirts of Coimbra. All Intercity (IC, Intercidades) and Alfa trains stop here.
If you arrive by an IC/Alfa train from Lisbon/Porto to Coimbra-B, you can use the same train ticket to take a shuttle train from Coimbra-B to Coimbra-A. The shuttle to Coimbra-A departs from a different platform and is called "comboio de ligação para Coimbra-A" in Portuguese.
Coimbra-A station is quite close to hotels Astória, Vitória, Oslo, and Ibis (2-10 mins on foot).
Arriving by bus
The bus terminal (Estação Rodoviária) is situated off the city centre, 15-20 min walk
PLEASE NOTE: If carrying a heavy luggage, in a hot weather, and/or going to hotels/hostels off the city centre, it is highly advisable to take a taxi from Coimbra-B or bus terminal (Estação Rodoviária), (5-10 euros). The cobbled streets of Coimbra can be quite steep, especially going from the city centre to the Old Cathedral (Sé Velha), University, Praça da República, and Celas (for hotels Tryp Meliá and Alentejana).
Coimbra city buses (Portuguese version with travel planner): http://www.smtuc.pt/