It is recommended to use the train to move from the airports of Lisbon or Porto to Coimbra - In Lisbon there are two railway terminals: Santa Apolónia and Oriente. The nearest airport terminal is Oriente (approximatly 3 km). - From Porto airport it is recommended to use the metro (line E) to get to the Campanhã Railway Terminal (approximately 33 min) .It is recommended to use the train to move from the airports of Lisbon or Porto to Coimbra
From Lisbon or Porto you will arrive in Coimbra using the trains that depart from the main Portuguese cities (Lisbon and Porto) and are operated by the company “Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses”-CP (www.cp.pt). There are also some international train coming from the Vilar Formoso/Irun border, which arrive daily in Coimbra. The congressmen who use the train to reach Coimbra will disembark at the Coimbra B train terminal.
It is recommended to use the taxi service to go to the lodgings. There is also the option to use the connecting train from Coimbra B and go to Coimbra A (city center) for the accommodation located in the "Baixa" (downtown) of Coimbra. The connecting trains will be available in Coimbra B and there is no need to buy a ticket. The ticket purchased to travel to Coimbra B will serve the connecting train (from Coimbra B to Coimbra A).
Bus Regular bus services connect several cities, towns and main localities of the country to Coimbra. The main operator is Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt/).
From Lisbon (south) or Porto (north), use the A1 (highway)
The A14 connects Coimbra to the Coast (Figueira da Foz), which accesses Lisbon and Porto by new highways closer to the coast: A17 and A8 to south, and A17 and A29 to north. The IP3 connects from the interior of the country (Viseu) and, through the A25, from the spanish border.