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Arriving

By Train -- Coimbra has two train stations: Estação Coimbra-A, Largo das Ameias, and Estação Coimbra-B, 5km (3 miles) west of central Coimbra. For information, call (tel. 808/208-208). Coimbra-B station is mainly for trains coming from cities outside the region, but regional trains serve both stations. Frequent shuttles connect the two. The train ride takes 5 minutes and costs 1.50€. At least 16 trains per day make the 3-hour run north from Lisbon. It costs 15€ one-way. From Figueira da Foz, there's one train per hour. The trip takes 1 hour and costs 2.10€ one-way.

By Bus -- The bus station is on Avenida Fernão de Magalhães (tel. 23/982-70-81). Fourteen buses a day arrive from Lisbon, after a 3-hour trip that costs 13€ one-way. Thirteen buses per day make the 6-hour trip from Porto. The one-way fare is 11€.

By Car -- From Lisbon, take the express highway A1 north. The journey takes less than 2 hours, if there isn't too much traffic.

Visitor Information

The Coimbra Tourist Office is on Largo da Portagem (tel. 23/948-81-20; www.turismo-centro.pt). During the summer, the office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm and 2:30 to 5:30pm. Winter hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2 to 5:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm and 2:30 to 3pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.