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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lisbon (LIS) FRA - LIS

54€ - 160€

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Lisbon (LIS) CGN - LIS

88€ - 309€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lisbon (LIS) STR - LIS

106€ - 384€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lisbon (LIS) DUS - LIS

111€ - 377€

Bus via Paris  •  34h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Almada 793

99€ - 137€

Bus  •  38h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Metz
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
  3. Take the bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios

112€ - 158€

Bus, night train  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Irun
  2. Take the night train from Irun to Santa Apolónia Trenhotel Surexpreso

186€ - 261€

Train, night train  •  24h 59m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia

279€ - 409€

Drive  •  21h 5m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon 2301.4 km

260€ - 390€

Germany → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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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), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Cyprus, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, France, India, Netherlands, South Africa and Sweden
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Germany.

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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 is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Portugal is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt central train station and arriving at Cacilhas via Paris and Cova Piedade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Santa Apolónia via Gare de l'Est, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 59m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Lisbon is 1891 km. The road distance is 2301.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon without a car is to bus via Paris which takes 34h 4m and costs 95€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs 50€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris, which costs 95€ - 140€ and takes 34h 4m.

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  • Distance: 1890.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal?

Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon via Paris and Cova Piedade in around 34h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 390€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 120€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 120€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
19€ - 110€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 480€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Irun to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Almada
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Metz to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
28h 37m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
Citi 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 Frankfurt Main Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
44h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Almada station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 8:50 PM in Frankfurt am Main and 7:50 PM in Lisbon.

Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Santa Apolónia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon is 2301 km. It takes approximately 21h 5m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lisbon.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 4790+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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