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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Lisbon by plane, train, night train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lisbon (LIS) BCN - LIS

27€ - 106€

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Train, night train via Madrid  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Alv
  3. Take the night train from Salamanca to Guarda
  4. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

122€ - 196€

Train, night train  •  16h 58m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Salamanca Alv
  2. Take the night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia Trenhotel Surexpreso

98€ - 125€

Bus  •  18h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lisbon Sete Rios

95€ - 140€

Bus via Zafra  •  20h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Zafra Bcn57 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zafra to Lisbon Sete Rios A9/A3936/A4234

Train, night bus  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the night bus from Madrid to Coimbra
  3. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

104€ - 168€

Drive  •  11h 47m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lisbon 1247.5 km

140€ - 220€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Lisbon is to fly which costs 26€ - 110€ and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Lisbon is to fly which costs 26€ - 110€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 18h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin, Salamanca and Guarda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 43m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Lisbon is 1006 km. The road distance is 1247.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lisbon without a car is to train and night train via Madrid which takes 14h 43m and costs 120€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Barcelona to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lisbon is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs 26€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 18h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1006.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Lisbon every 3 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon Sete Rios once daily. Tickets cost 95€ - 140€ and the journey takes 18h 45m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban 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 connect to trains in Portugal's 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. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 17€
Train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
Night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
40€ - 55€
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Bus operators
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Barcelona to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Zafra
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl
Autocares Cersa, S.A
Phone
93 223 51 39
Email
info@cersabus.es
Website
cersabus.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Zafra
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Autocares Cersa, S.A
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Zafra to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Madrid to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Barcelona to Lisbon bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 4:41 PM in Barcelona and 3:41 PM in Lisbon.

Barcelona to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Lisbon is 1247 km. It takes approximately 11h 47m to drive from Barcelona to Lisbon.

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Air Europa, Iberia, TAP Portugal and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Lisbon bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 4790+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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