There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Lisbon by plane, bus, night train, train, 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  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Lisbon (LIS) IST - LIS

154€ - 259€

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Bus #2  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Lisbon

124€ - 174€

6 alternative options

Bus via Timișoara  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Badajoz
  4. Take the bus from Badajoz to Lisbon Oriente Station

Night train, train, bus  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Timişoara Nord
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Salamanca Ic
  5. Take the night train from Salamanca to Guarda 313 / ...
  6. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

278€ - 419€

Bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Lisbon

362€ - 462€

Bus #3  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Lisbon Gare do Oriente

133€ - 136€

Drive  •  38h 45m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lisbon 4103.6 km

500€ - 800€

Drive, car train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Villach
  2. Take the car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Lisbon

519€ - 805€

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Domestic travel is restricted within Portugal due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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International flights leaving Turkey are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to bus which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.030 ₺ and takes 2 days 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to fly which costs 1.100 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 5h 51m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lisbon is 3235 km. The road distance is 4103.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon without a car is to bus via Timișoara which takes 2 days 7h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Istanbul to Lisbon, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 51m and costs 1.100 ₺ - 2.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Timișoara, which costs and takes 2 days 7h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 55m.

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Lisbon is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:02 PM in Istanbul and 11:02 AM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Lisbon is 4104 km. It takes approximately 38h 45m to drive from Istanbul to Lisbon.

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TAP Portugal, Air Algérie, Air Moldova and six other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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  • Distance: 3234.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 51m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Lisbon, Portugal?

Turkish Airlines, Air Algérie and 12 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Lisbon via Otogar, Istanbul, Beograd, Belgrad Central Bus Station, Timisoara, Badajoz, Lisbon Oriente Station, and Lisboa - Oriente in around 2 days 7h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 460€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 460€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 460€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 480€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
420€ - 600€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Tunis
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
200€ - 460€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 380€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
15€ - 18€
1st Class
18€ - 23€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
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
Train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
27€ - 40€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Christian Transfers
Website
christiantransfers.ro
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
30€ - 45€
Private Shuttle
85€ - 130€
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 Timisoara to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230€ - 330€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 250€
Website
alsa.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 Badajoz to Lisbon Oriente Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Badajoz to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
113€
Schedules at
dary.bg
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
350€ - 450€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Burgas Bus

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