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There are 3 ways to get from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS) by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Capetown  •  13h 55m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Lisbon (LIS) CPT - LIS

€313 - €506

Cheapest option

Bus to George, fly  •  26h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to George
  2. Fly from George (GRJ) to Lisbon (LIS) GRJ - LIS

€311 - €779

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 days 5h

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS) 16066.5 km

€1900 - €2800

Capetown (CPT) to Lisbon (LIS) flights

The flight time between Capetown (CPT) and Lisbon (LIS) is around 16h 40m and covers a distance of around 8578 km. The fastest flight normally takes 11h 25m. Services are operated by TAP Portugal, TAAG Angola Airlines, British Airways and others. Typically 34 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
16h 40m
Fastest flight journey time:
11h 25m
Flight distance:
8578 km
Flights per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€108
Carbon emissions:
1739 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
00:35
Last flight departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Capetown (CPT) to Lisbon (LIS) flight schedules

South Africa → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from South Africa

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
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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

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from South Africa

  • 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
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from South Africa
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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, 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
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from South Africa

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

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Portugal from South Africa is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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 South Africa from Portugal.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to fly which costs R 5 000 - R 9 000 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to fly which costs R 5 000 - R 9 000 and takes 13h 55m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 8568 km. The road distance is 16066.5 km.

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It takes approximately 13h 55m to get from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h 25m.

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Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 1h behind Cape Town. It is currently 10:49 PM in Cape Town and 9:49 PM in Lisbon Airport (LIS).

Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 16067 km. It takes approximately 8 days 5h to drive from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS).

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TAP Portugal, TAAG Angola Airlines, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Capetown 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 Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 45 - R 270.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS).
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  • Distance: 8567.7 km
  • Duration: 13h 55m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal?

TAP Portugal, TAAG Angola Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Cape Town to Lisbon Airport (LIS) 5 times a day.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €600
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€290 - €750
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€340 - €850
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon via Luanda
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, Luanda
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€250 - €850
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, Luanda
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€240 - €850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€380 - €1200
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€380 - €1300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €1100
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€390 - €1400
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€390 - €1400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €550
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€310 - €800
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€380 - €950
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€390 - €1000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Capetown to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €750
Flights from George to Lisbon via Johannesburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€420 - €950
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€420 - €950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from George to Lisbon via Capetown, Zurich
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €1300
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to George
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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