If you chose to travel to Portugal directly through the Airport of Lisbon please have in mind that this Airport is 200 km from Coimbra but it has more connecting flights from most international centers. If you are flying to Lisbon you can pick a connecting flight to Oporto but this will not save you time. You can find info about the Lisbon Airport here:
If you are not travelling directly to Coimbra in the same day you can check here for info on how to get to Lisbon city center:
We suggest the following alternatives to travel from Lisbon to Coimbra to participate in the Conference:
1.By train (recommended)
To get from the Airport to the Train Station “Gare do Oriente” (or simply “Oriente”) you have several options:
- Underground Train (easiest)
- Taxi (about 10 Euros)
- Bus N. 744
- Uber or similar
The Underground Train station is accessed throughthe Arrivals Hall of the Airport. You can find more info on the Underground Train here:
In Gare do Oriente train station look for the ticket office, for the ALFA train (full name is Alfa Pendular) or IC (Intercidades) train. Hourly trains connect Lisbon and Oporto (except at night), and they all stop in Coimbra. It takes less than 2 hours to reach Coimbra by ALFA trains and some two and half hours by IC train.
You can check the train time schedule and prices here:
If you prefer, you can download the pdf of the time table.
When you arrive at Coimbra B Station you may take another local train for the centre of the city but the best way to reach your Hotel directly is to pick a taxi, a Uber or on foot (1,3 km ~ 15’). The ride should cost less than 8 Euros and can take four persons. A supplement may be required for the luggage.
2.Renting a shuttle
Renting a shuttle can be a good choice if you come in groups. In Coimbra there are at least 2 companies providing this service:
Coimbra Airport Shuttle - https://www.airportshuttle.pt
VIPBUS - http://vipbus.pt
You can also try Shuttle Direct - https://www.shuttledirect.com
3.Renting a Car
Renting a car at the Airport is quite easy and there are several options.
4.Renting a Taxi or a Uber
Renting a taxi or a Uber can be relatively expensive. It has the advantage of taking you directly to your hotel. A taxi from Lisbon to Coimbra could cost around 250 Euros. A Uber can cost around 125€. You should check the prices before using these services.
There is a Tourist Office in the Arrivals Hall where you can buy a “taxi voucher”. We advise that you pay in advance for the taxi and avoid any problems or surprises when paying at the destination.