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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night train 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.

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Fly  •  8h 2m

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

$117 - $1,207

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisbon - 7 Rios

$400 - $455

Bus Georg  •  2 days 16h

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

$429 - $611

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 17h

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

$159 - $179

Night train, train, bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov Ir / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brasov to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias 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 Ic

$322 - $479

Drive  •  38h 45m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lisbon 2564.7 miles

$550 - $850

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to bus which costs 900 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 2 days 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to fly which costs 650 ₺ - 7.000 ₺ and takes 8h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Lisbon via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16h.

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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 and train which takes 2 days 9h and costs 2.200 ₺ - 2.600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8h 2m to get from Istanbul to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Lisbon bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to fly which takes 8h 2m and costs 650 ₺ - 7.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2.400 ₺ - 3.500 ₺ and takes 2 days 16h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 5m.

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Istanbul to Lisbon bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 2021.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 2m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Lisbon via Sofia in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,000
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Algiers
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Zaragoza Delicias to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
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 Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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 Lisbon - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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
$400 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
dary.bg
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 Brasov to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com

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Lisbon is 3h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:34 PM in Istanbul and 10:34 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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Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Algérie and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 7031+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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