There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Lisbon (LIS) ATH - LIS

$100 - $370

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Train, bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Badajoz
  4. Take the bus from Badajoz to Lisboa

$253 - $405

Train, bus via Zaragoza Delicias  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Timişoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Vigo-Guixar Hot / ...
  5. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  6. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$336 - $519

Bus Georg  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Lisbon

$488 - $628

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Lisbon Gare do Oriente

$173 - $214

Bus, car ferry  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Venezia - People Mover to Lisboa - Gare do Oriente

$273 - $556

Drive  •  40 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Lisbon 2656.8 miles

$600 - $950

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Lisbon is to fly which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 7 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Lisbon is to fly which costs 85€ - 320€ and takes 7 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Lisbon via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between Athens and Lisbon is 2850 km. The road distance is 4250.9 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 8 h and costs 210€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Athens to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Athens to Lisbon bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Lisbon is to fly which takes 7 h 13 min and costs 85€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 410€ - 550€ and takes 2 days 18 h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 20 min.

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Athens to Lisbon bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1781.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Lisbon, Portugal?

Aegean Airlines, Iberia and 13 other airlines fly from Athens to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Lisbon via Sofia in around 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$28 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Badajoz to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Badajoz to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 days 9 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
dary.bg
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$410 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
12 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$76 - $81
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$100 - $101
Aircraft-type seats
$120 - $123
2 bed inside cabin
$318 - $321
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $330

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Lisbon is 2 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:40 AM in Athens and 2:40 AM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Lisbon is 4251 km. It takes approximately 40 h 29 min to drive from Athens to Lisbon.

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Brussels Airlines, Wizz Air, Ryanair and seven other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6280+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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