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Getting there

Coimbra is located in the center of Portugal.

At the meeting point of major thoroughfares, is served by one of Portugal's biggest crossroads (A1), which links to Oporto and to Lisbon and by a freeway (IP3) which allows the connection to Viseu and to Spain.

The international airports nearest to Coimbra are located in Lisbon (200 km away) and in Porto (110 km away).

From Lisbon International Airport (Portela) – Coimbra

By bus?

You must take a taxi or the tube to the Bus Station in Sete Rios. By taxi the trip will last about 15 minutes. Buses are regular. Some buses may stop in other cities in its path before arriving at Coimbra. The trip will last about 2 hours.

For further information, visit www.rede-expressos.pt

By car?

When leaving the airport you should take the A1 motorway heading NORTE and exit in Coimbra Sul. You should expect the journey to take 2 hours.

By taxi?

There are two taxi stands within the perimeter of the airport, one at arrivals and the other at departures.

By train?

It is recommended that you travel by taxi or subway to Lisboa Oriente railway station. You will find taxis readily available at the front of the airport and the underground station as well.

Trains run by CP (portuguese railways) and stop regularly at Coimbra. The trip will last about 2 hours if you take ALFA and a bit more if you take Intercidades. There are two railway stations in Coimbra: Coimbra-B, on the main line, and Coimbra-A, on a short branch line in the city centre.

Please be aware that Intercidades, Alfa and Inter-Regional trains do not stop in Coimbra-A, only Regionals do. Therefore, you have to get off of the train in Coimbra-B station and there take the next possible train to Coimbra-A. You can use the same ticket, as this transfer is included in the price. This ride takes about 4 minutes.

For further information, visit www.cp.pt

CP offers 40% discount on all Alfa Pendular and Intercidades if tickets are purchased 5 or more days beforehand (up to a maximum of 60 days).

From Oporto Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro) - Coimbra

By bus?

You must take a taxi or the tube to the Bus Station in Praça da Batalha. The trip will last about 15 minutes. Buses are regular. Some buses may stop in other cities in its path before arriving at Coimbra. The trip will last about 1hour.

By car?

When leaving the airport you should take the A1 motorway heading to LISBOA and exit at Coimbra Norte. You should expect the journey to take 1h 15 minutes.

By train?

From Porto airport you will need to travel to Gare da Campanhã (the main train station in Porto). It is recommended that you travel to this station by taxi or underground. You will find taxis readily available at the front of the airport and the underground station as well. You should expect the journey to take approximately 30 minutes.

Several trains run from Porto to Coimbra daily. You should expect the journey to take 1 hour 30 minutes.There are two railway stations in Coimbra: Coimbra-B, on the main line, and Coimbra-A, on a short branch line in the city centre.

Please be aware that Intercidades, Alfa and Inter-Regional trains do not stop in Coimbra-A, only Regionals do. Therefore, you have to get off of the train in Coimbra-B station and there take the next possible train to Coimbra-A. You can use the same ticket, as this transfer is included in the price. This ride takes about 4 minutes.

For further information, visit www.cp.pt

CP offers 40% discount on all Alfa Pendular and Intercidades if tickets are purchased 5 or more days beforehand (up to a maximum of 60)

Within the city:

The city has a good network of buses through the Municipal Services of Coimbra Urban Transportation (SMTUC).These buses are the best within the city transport system, including modern buses as well as trolley cars.

To reach ISEC from railway station (Coimbra-A or Coimbra-B), you should take one of the these buses: 24, 24T, 11 and 11C (Monday to Friday from 20:00, Saturdays and Sundays).

To reach ISEC arriving at Coimbra by Express Network you should take one of the following buses (at Avenida Fernão de Magalhães or near the Courthouse): 24, 24T, 11 and 11C (Monday to Friday from 20:00, Saturday and Sunday).

To get to know the lines better, visit www.smtuc.pt

ISEC is located in Rua Pedro Nunes - Quinta da Nora

GPS: N 40 11.575 W 8 24.698