There are 9 ways to get from Bern to Lisbon by train, plane, 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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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lisbon (LIS) BSL - LIS

111€ - 290€

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lisbon (LIS) GVA - LIS

87€ - 359€

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lisbon (LIS) ZRH - LIS

100€ - 367€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lisbon (LIS) MXP - LIS

117€ - 495€

Train  •  25h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz 194 / ...
  5. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  6. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Re / ...

242€ - 360€

Train, bus  •  27h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Lisboa Oriente 251

124€ - 196€

Bus  •  28h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bern, Neufeld to Lisboa Oriente 251

85€ - 130€

Bus via Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios  •  35h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios N1156

102€ - 122€

Drive  •  19h 1m

  1. Drive from Bern to Lisbon 2018.9 km

260€ - 380€

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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Lisbon is to bus which costs SFr 90 - SFr 130 and takes 28h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 400 and takes 6h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bern, Neufeld and arriving at Lisboa Oriente. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Geneve, Avignon Tgv, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 53m.

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The distance between Bern and Lisbon is 1627 km. The road distance is 2018.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Lisbon without a car is to train which takes 25h 53m and costs SFr 250 - SFr 390.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Bern to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Bern to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bern, Neufeld station.

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Bern to Lisbon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bern station.

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The best way to get from Bern to Lisbon is to train which takes 25h 53m and costs SFr 250 - SFr 390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 130 and takes 28h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1627.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

You can take a train from Bern to Lisbon via Geneve, Avignon Tgv, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Badajoz, and Entroncamento in around 25h 53m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bern, Neufeld to Lisboa Oriente once daily. Tickets cost 85€ - 130€ and the journey takes 28h 15m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 800€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 370€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 1000€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 900€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 500€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 440€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 1000€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Bern to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
70€ - 100€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
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
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bern, Neufeld to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
Bus from Bern to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
34h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 120€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Bern to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lisboa Oriente station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Bern. It is currently 9:41 PM in Bern and 8:41 PM in Lisbon.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Lisbon is 2019 km. It takes approximately 19h 1m to drive from Bern to Lisbon.

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British Airways, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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

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There are 7123+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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