There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, car ferry, night train, bus and ferry, car or car train

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

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Lisbon (LIS) EDI - LIS

$70 - $296

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Lisbon (LIS) GLA - LIS

$84 - $377

Train, bus  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisboa - 7 Rios

$278 - $512

Train, bus via Castelo Branco  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Castelo Branco
  5. Take the train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$349 - $648

Train, bus Eurolines NL  •  40 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Lisboa Estação do Oriente

$385 - $720

Train, car ferry, Trenhotel  •  43 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  4. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo R / ...
  5. Take the Trenhotel from Medina del Campo to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$394 - $812

Bus, bus and ferry  •  44 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Lisboa sete Rios

$249 - $391

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Lisbon

$299 - $690

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  27 h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lisbon

$546 - $728

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lisbon is to fly which costs £50 - £230 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lisbon is to fly which costs £50 - £230 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lisboa sete Rios via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 27 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lisbon is 1229 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 48 min and costs £210 - £390.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Edinburgh to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Lisbon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Edinburgh to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lisboa sete Rios station.

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British Airways, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1228.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Lisbon, Portugal?

easyJet, Ryanair and nine other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Lisbon hourly.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,000
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Castelo Branco to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$22 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Medina del Campo to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisboa - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Lisboa sete Rios
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Lille to Lisboa Estação do Oriente
Ave. Duration
30 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Lille to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3 days 5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $360

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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