Getting to Coimbra
Moving around Coimbra
The city has a bus network, SMTUC, which ensures the arrival at any point of the city. It works, roughly, from 6:00 to 00:00, with short and regular periods. There is a students’ monthly pass which costs €22/month.
Coimbra is a small town and it’s easy to walk through, despite its successive mountains and hills. In only one hour, you can almost cross the town by foot from one end to the other. Due to its topography, Coimbra is not an easy city to circle by bike. Although there has no mobility businesses bikes there are some students who use this transport to go to the university.
Taxis are the most expensive public transportation in the city but it’s a good alternative to the hours when buses don’t operate. Moreover, if the price is divided by four people this is always a good option.
Taxi Coimbra: +351 239 499 090
Moving around Portugal
The easiest way to move around Portugal is, of course, by car. Since most of us can’t bring it with, the second most popular way of getting around is by train. Portuguese trains are good and, as a student, you may have a discount if you show your Universitary Card. For further information see www.cp.pt (English version available). Traveling around Portugal by bus is also possible and cheaper than by train. In most cases you can also get a student discount (you always need to ask for it and to show the student card). Blablacar (link) is also a more and more common way to travel around the country.