Travel Budget for Coimbra

Distrito de Coimbra, Portugal

How much does it cost to travel to Coimbra?

How much money will you need for your trip to Coimbra? You should plan to spend around €82 ($96) per day on your vacation in Coimbra, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €38 ($44) on meals for one day and €8.58 ($9.95) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Coimbra for a couple is €70 ($81). So, a trip to Coimbra for two people for one week costs on average €1,154 ($1,338). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Coimbra for one week usually costs around €577 for one person. So, a trip to Coimbra for two people costs around €1,154 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,308 in Coimbra. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Coimbra can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Coimbra? How much money do I need for Coimbra?

How much does a trip to Coimbra cost? Is Coimbra expensive? The average Coimbra trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Coimbra prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Coimbra
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Coimbra is €35. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Coimbra is €70.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Vacation Rental Prices in Coimbra

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Food Budget in Coimbra
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  • While meal prices in Coimbra can vary, the average cost of food in Coimbra is €38 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Coimbra should cost around €15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Coimbra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Transportation Budget in Coimbra
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Coimbra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €8.58 per person, per day, on local transportation in Coimbra.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Coimbra
How much does it cost to go to Coimbra? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Coimbra
The price of renting a car in Coimbra will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Entertainment Budget in Coimbra
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  • Entertainment and activities in Coimbra typically cost an average of €14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Coimbra
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  • The average person spends about €9.86 on alcoholic beverages in Coimbra per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Coimbra
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  • On average, people spend €1.34 on bottled water in Coimbra per day. The public water in Coimbra is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Coimbra On a Budget
Coimbra Coimbra, Portugal
Coimbra is located in Central Portugal in the Centro Region. It's the third largest city in the country with about 460,000 people living in the entire region. It is also where you'll find the University of Coimbra, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese speaking world. During the High Middle Ages, Coimbra served as the nation's capital and there are archaeological structures that date back to the Roman era.

The climate in Coimbra is mild Mediterranean and the winters have highs around 15 degrees Celsius and lows around 5 degrees Celsius. During the coldest months, the temperatures may fall below freezing. Summer temperatures have highs around 29 degrees Celsius and lows around 16 degrees Celsius. The hottest days may reach 40 degrees Celsius.
There are many interesting sights around Coimbra. Make sure you check out the University of Coimbra. Get there before 7 pm when the famous old library closes. Other sights around town include the Botanical Garden, Machado de Castro National Museum, the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral of Coimbra, Igreja de Santa Cruz, the Medieval Downtown, Jardim da Sereia, Penedo da Saudade, and the Sister Lusia of Jesus Memorial, among others.
Coimbra is relatively small. Most places of interest are in either the Baixa or Santa Clara areas or close enough that they can be reached on foot. There are also major shopping malls in Alta, by Solum and near the municipal stadium. There are some cheap fast food restaurants in the shopping malls.

Activities around town include taking a walk up to the top of University Hill for the view of the city. Student life also plays an important role in the atmosphere around town. There are many student festivals throughout the year. Some favorites are Festa das Latas and Queima das Fitas. Festa das Latas is a homecoming parade that takes place at the beginning of the academic year in November. It dates back to the 19th century and the highlight is the Latada parade. After the parade, new students are "baptized" in the Mondego River as a sign of joining the Coimbra academic fraternity. Queima das Fitas takes place at the end of the second semester, which usually happens at the beginning of May. It is one of the biggest student parties in all of Europe and lasts for just over a week.

Shopping is also a popular activity around town. You can go to the medieval center where you'll find plenty of independent bookshops, boutiques, toyshops, galleries, and more.
Food and Dining
There are plenty in interesting restaurants in Coimbra and many of them are located in the old city. Prices near tourist attractions can be slightly elevated so it is often a good idea to find a place that is slightly off the beaten track. There are three larger shopping centers where you can find food options if you're on a particularly tight budget. They have a variety of fast food options and are close to public transit, although somewhat inconvenient when you're sightseeing. International restaurants range from Italian to Asian. There are also plenty of restaurants that serve delicious, traditional Portuguese food. They range in price from affordable to very expensive and each has its own atmosphere. Make sure you try a traditional Portuguese meal while you're in town.

Wine is also good in Coimbra. In particular, make sure you try some Bairrada wine. Also try licor beirao, which is the national sweet liquor drink that is made in the area.

As a tourist, you'll find that most of the city's sights and attractions, as well as most of the restaurants and hotels, are within a reasonable walking distance. There is a large system of buses that is operated by SMTUC as well as the Coimbra trolleybus system. The city also serves as a hub for the interregional bus services that go around the country and abroad. There are several rail stations with the main station being Coimbra-B on the main line between Porto and Lisbon. Coimbra-A is a small spur that runs from the main station into the city center. Coimbra also has a regional airfield in Cernache about 8 kilometers southwest of the downtown area. It serves private flights.

There are three major bridges that cross the Mondego River in Coimbra; the Ponte do Acude, the Ponte de Santa Clara, and the Ponte Rainha Santa. The Ponte Pedonal de Pedro e Ines is the only footbridge in the city.

Train and Bus Prices
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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