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There are 11 ways to get from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) by train, plane, bus, car, car ferry or night train

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

Recommended option

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Lisbon (LIS) BRS - LIS

€65 - €244

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lisbon (LIS) LHR - LIS

€102 - €242

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lisbon (LIS) LGW - LIS

€95 - €194

Train, train to London Stansted, fly  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street Train Station to London Stansted Airport Train Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Lisbon (LIS) STN - LIS

€87 - €169

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Lisbon (LIS) MAN - LIS

€109 - €455

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lisbon (LIS) LTN - LIS

€95 - €355

Bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz  •  37h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon

€154 - €226

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 37m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Lisbon Airport (LIS)

€199 - €521

Train, car ferry, bus  •  38h 54m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  4. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente

Train, car ferry, night train  •  40h 11m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Alv / ...
  4. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Lisboa - Oriente

€245 - €704

Bus  •  42h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris Place de la Porte de Saint-Cloud to Lisbon Oriente

€76 - €150

Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) by train, walk, car ferry, night train and subway

The journey time between Cheltenham and Lisbon Airport (LIS) is around 42h 37m and covers a distance of around 2019 km. The fastest journey normally takes 42h 37m. Operated by CrossCountry, Brittany Ferries, Renfe Viajeros and others, the Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) service departs from Cheltenham Spa and arrives in Aeroporto. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
42h 37m
Fastest journey time:
42h 37m
Journey distance:
2019 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€245
Carbon emissions:
184 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:52
Last service departs at:
12:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) train, walk, car ferry, night train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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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

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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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
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from United Kingdom.

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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 United Kingdom from Portugal.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to train and fly which costs £70 - £150 and takes 8h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) is to train and fly which takes 5h 36m and costs £55 - £210.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Lisbon Airport (LIS) is 1559 km.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) without a car is to bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz which takes 37h 15m and costs £130 - £200.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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easyJet, TAP Portugal and KLM offer flights from Bristol 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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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS).
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  • Distance: 1558.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal?

You can take a bus from Cheltenham to Lisbon Airport (LIS) via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Lisbon, and Oriente in around 37h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €90
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€19 - €170
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €320
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €320
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €230
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €140
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€100 - €130
Anytime Day 1st Class
€190 - €280
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €26
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€20 - €26
Anytime Day 1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€60 - €85
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
Stansted Express
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Train from London Liverpool Street Train Station to London Stansted Airport Train Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €24
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €32
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€27 - €32
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 Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santander to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
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 Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€45 - €70
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
National Express
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
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 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Traveleuro
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€51
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Paris Place de la Porte de Saint-Cloud to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
27h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €80
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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