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Bus

Fátima (sometimes called Cova da Iria on timetables) is a stop on most major north–south bus runs and is better connected than many towns due to its worldwide popularity among Catholics. Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) serves Coimbra (€11.50, one to 1¼ hours), Lisbon (€12.80, 1½ hours), Porto (€18, two hours) and Santarém (€9.60, 50 minutes). Rodoviária do Tejo (www.rodotejo.pt) has buses heading to Batalha (€2.45, 20 minutes), Leiria (€3.30, 25 to 45 minutes) and Tomar (€4, 45 minutes). Alsa (www.alsa.com) heads to Salamanca (Spain; €45, 8 hours).

Weekend services are severely limited.

Train

Fátima’s train station is 21km east: buses are a much better option.