Coimbra travel guide

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With a population of 106,582, Coimbra is the largest city in Coimbra, Portugal by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Coimbra

Coimbra in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Coimbra in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Coimbra in August, when the average temperature is 71.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 41 °F, with an average temperature of 48.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 5″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Coimbra, with an average rainfall of 0.5″.

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How to Get to Coimbra


Although Coimbra doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Porto Airport (OPO), which is located 73 miles from Coimbra. The shortest flight to Coimbra from the United States departs from New York and takes around 19h 35m.


Comboios de Portugal is the only carrier operating train routes to Coimbra. The train journey from Coimbra to Lisbon takes 2h 58m and costs around $21 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Agualva-Cacém, expect to pay about $18 for a 4h 08m trip. Located 1.3 miles from the city center, Coimbra B is the busiest station in Coimbra. Another popular train station is Coimbra Central Station, located 0.3 miles from the center.


Another option to get to Coimbra is to pick up a car rental from Lisbon, which is about 110 miles from Coimbra. You’ll find branches of Klass Wagen and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Lisbon.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Coimbra, including Bus, FlixBus and Gipsyy. From Vigo, the bus ride to Coimbra takes 130 miles and will cost you around $15. From Lisbon, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 180 miles. The most popular bus station is Coimbra Coimbra (IC), located 0.6 miles from downtown Coimbra. Coimbra Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 1.0 mile from the city center.

Airports near Coimbra

Airlines serving Coimbra

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British Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Where to stay in Coimbra

Average rates range from around $99 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $92 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include ibis Coimbra Centro and Internacional.

Where to stay in popular areas of Coimbra

Most booked hotels in Coimbra

Conimbriga Hotel Do Paço
Excellent (8.5, 651 reviews)
Vila Gale Coimbra
Excellent (8.3, 3687 reviews)
Tivoli Coimbra
Excellent (8.2, 3128 reviews)
Hotel Coimbra Affiliated by Meliá
Excellent (8, 1086 reviews)
ibis Coimbra Centro
Good (7.8, 4050 reviews)
Pensão Santa Cruz
Good (7.2, 977 reviews)
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Renting a car in Coimbra

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 22% more expensive than at Porto.

Expect to pay $6.85 per gallon in Coimbra (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $82.22 and $109.63. Premium (BMW 3 Series or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Coimbra, while also 55% cheaper than other types, on average.