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There are 8 ways to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Bilbao  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS

€29 - €97

7 alternative options

Bus to Santander, fly  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Lisbon (LIS) SDR - LIS

€33 - €147

Bus to Pamplona, fly  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
  2. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Lisbon (LIS) PNA - LIS

€86 - €171

Bus to San Sebastian, fly  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Lisbon (LIS) EAS - LIS

€75 - €176

Bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lisbon N763 / ...

€42 - €55

Train, night train  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Burgos Rosa De Lima Alv
  2. Take the train from Burgos Rosa De Lima to Salamanca Alv
  3. Take the night train from Salamanca to Guarda
  4. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Oriente Ic / ...

€71 - €101

Bus via Mirandela  •  14h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Mirandela
  2. Take the bus from Mirandela to Lisbon Rodonorte-19

€83 - €112

Drive  •  8h

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) 857.1 km

€100 - €150

Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) by bus and subway

The journey time between Bilbao and Lisbon Airport (LIS) is around 13h 2m and covers a distance of around 895 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 4m. Operated by FlixBus and Metro Lisboa, the Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) service departs from Bilbao and arrives in Aeroporto. Typically 15 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 2m
Fastest journey time:
11h 4m
Journey distance:
895 km
Services per week:
15
Cheapest price:
€42
Carbon emissions:
111 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:05
Last service departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) bus and subway schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area and Cyprus with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Spain
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon Airport (LIS) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon Airport (LIS) 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 Spain from Portugal.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 11h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to fly which takes 4h 14m and costs €29 - €100.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS). However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Aeroporto via Burgos Rosa De Lima, Salamanca, Guarda and Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 28m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 721 km. The road distance is 857.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) without a car is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs €40 - €55.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS), including transfers.

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Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Bilbao-Abando station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to fly which takes 4h 14m and costs €29 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 11h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 1h behind Bilbao. It is currently 6:46 AM in Bilbao and 5:46 AM in Lisbon Airport (LIS).

Map of how to get from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS).
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  • Distance: 721 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal?

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bilbao to Lisbon 4 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 10h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €200
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Ibiza, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €200
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Madrid, Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €200
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Train operators
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 Bilbao-Abando to Burgos Rosa De Lima
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Burgos Rosa De Lima to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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 - Oriente
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€23 - €35
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
alsa.com
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Autobuses La Union
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao / Termibus to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
pesa.net
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Mirandela
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
iberocoach.com
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Mirandela to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt

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Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Oriente station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 857 km. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Bilbao to Lisbon Airport (LIS).

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

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There are 1183+ hotels available in Lisbon Airport (LIS). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs €1 - €2.

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