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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Basel  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lisbon (LIS) BSL - LIS

$73 - $324

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lisbon (LIS) ZRH - LIS

$92 - $350

Train, bus  •  23 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisboa - 7 Rios

$258 - $358

Train  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz Tlg / ...
  4. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento R
  5. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$320 - $434

Bus Eurolines CH  •  35 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Lisboa Estação do Oriente

$170 - $210

Bus Eurolines FR  •  36 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Strasbourg 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Lisboa Oriente

$189 - $304

Drive  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lisbon 1265.9 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 320 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 320 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Basel and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Avignon TGV, Madrid-Atocha Cercanías, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 31 min.

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The distance between Basel and Lisbon is 1669 km. The road distance is 2025.5 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 10 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Basel to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Basel to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Basel station.

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Basel to Lisbon train services, operated by TGV, depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 300 - SFr 420 and takes 24 h 31 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 200 and takes 35 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Basel to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lisboa Estação do Oriente station.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1043 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Lisbon, Portugal?

easyJet, Brussels Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Basel to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Lisbon via Avignon TGV, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid-Atocha Cercanías, Badajoz, and Entroncamento in around 24 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $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 Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisboa - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Lisboa Estação do Oriente
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
32 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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