There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Lisbon by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Lisbon (LIS) CGN - LIS

$87 - $378

Cheapest option

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Lisbon (LIS) EIN - LIS

$75 - $318

8 alternative options

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lisbon (LIS) DUS - LIS

$96 - $352

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lisbon (LIS) FRA - LIS

$110 - $316

Train, bus  •  25 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Tomar
  5. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$242 - $424

Bus Eurolines DE  •  31 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln / Bonn Flughafen Fernbusterminal to Lisboa - Sete Rios

$132 - $216

Train  •  33 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Vigo-Guixar A
  5. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  6. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$437 - $625

Bus Eurolines NL  •  37 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Lisboa Estação do Oriente

$137 - $264

Drive  •  20 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Lisbon 1388.7 miles

$310 - $460

Train, drive  •  26 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Tha
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Lisbon

$506 - $712

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal?

Eurowings, TAP Portugal and four other airlines fly from Cologne to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Lisbon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 30 h 2 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Lisbon via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Eindhoven to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Eindhoven to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln / Bonn Flughafen Fernbusterminal to Lisboa - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
30 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Lisboa Estação do Oriente
Ave. Duration
32 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
eurolines.nl

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Lisbon is 1851 km. The road distance is 2222 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Lisbon is to fly which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs 70€ - 330€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Bruxelles Midi, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Cologne to Lisbon, including transfers.