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There are 10 ways to get from Bern to Lisbon by train, plane, bus, towncar, night train or car

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 28m

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

81€ - 296€

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Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  9h 18m

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

79€ - 284€

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 24m

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

85€ - 284€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 55m

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

93€ - 208€

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lisbon (LIS) LYS - LIS

142€ - 336€

Bus, towncar  •  30h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Valença
  2. Take a town car from Valença to Porto Airport
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Fátima
  4. Take the bus from Fatima to Lisboa Sete Rios

383€ - 507€

Bus, train  •  33h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
  2. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

111€ - 150€

Bus, train via Vila Nova de Gaia  •  36h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Porto N1157
  2. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

116€ - 146€

Train, night train  •  26h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  4. Take the night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia

293€ - 456€

Drive  •  18h 53m

  1. Drive from Bern to Lisbon 2011.8 km

230€ - 340€

Switzerland → Portugal
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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Switzerland

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Portugal.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bern to Lisbon is to bus and train via Vila Nova de Gaia which costs SFr 120 - SFr 170 and takes 36h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 320 and takes 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Santa Apolónia via Basel Sbb, Bercy, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 3m.

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The distance between Bern and Lisbon is 1627 km. The road distance is 2011.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Lisbon without a car is to bus and towncar which takes 30h 37m and costs SFr 420 - SFr 600.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Bern to Lisbon, including transfers.

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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 quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Bern. It is currently 4:37 PM in Bern and 3:37 PM in Lisbon.

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

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  • Distance: 1627.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 28m

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

There is no direct connection from Bern to Lisbon. However, you can take the train to Zürich Flughafen, take the walk to Zurich airport, fly to Lisbon, take the walk to Aeroporto, then take the subway to Lisbon. Alternatively, you can take the train to Basel SBB, take the walk to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, take the line 50 bus to Basel EuroAirport, take the walk to Basel airport, fly to Lisbon, take the walk to Aeroporto, then take the subway to Lisbon.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 390€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 130€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 130€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 450€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 420€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 450€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 500€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 1100€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 480€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
340€ - 650€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
9€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
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 Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Bern to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 100€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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 Porto - Campanha to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
23€ - 35€
Night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bern to Valença
Ave. Duration
24h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bern to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
29h 8m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Fatima to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Fatima to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
alsa.com
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Fatima to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Schedules at
Citi Express
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Fátima to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Porto
Ave. Duration
31h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Valença to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
110€ - 140€
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Porto Airport to Fátima
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
190€ - 240€
More information at
VMTransfers

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