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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Lisbon by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  5h 45m

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

119€ - 437€

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Bus, train, night train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  4. Take the night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia

366€ - 501€

Bus  •  2 days 17h

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

360€ - 469€

Night train, bus, train  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bordeaux
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...
  4. Take the night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia

356€ - 500€

Night train, bus via Plovdiv  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Plovdiv Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Lisbon Gare do Oriente

124€ - 129€

Night train, bus  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest to Lisbon - Sete Rios

Drive  •  38h 14m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lisbon 4086.4 km

470€ - 700€

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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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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.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to night train and bus via Plovdiv, which costs 1.070 ₺ - 1.130 ₺ and takes 2 days 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 3.800 ₺ and takes 5h 45m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lisbon is 3235 km. The road distance is 4086.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon without a car is to bus and train and night train which takes 2 days 9h and costs 3.100 ₺ - 4.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m 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 45m and costs 1.000 ₺ - 3.800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3.100 ₺ - 4.100 ₺ and takes 2 days 17h.

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

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Lisbon is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 5:51 PM in Istanbul and 3:51 PM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Lisbon is 4086 km. It takes approximately 38h 14m to drive from Istanbul to Lisbon.

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TAP Portugal, Air Moldova, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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  • Distance: 3234.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Turkish Airlines, Air Moldova and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Lisbon every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Lisbon via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Sofia in around 2 days 17h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Lisbon via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
220€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 1600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 1100€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 850€
Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
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€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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 Hendaye to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
12€ - 15€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
Night train from Halkali to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
9€ - 12€
1st Class
11€ - 14€
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
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 a week
Estimated price
59€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
MetroTurizm
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
Bus from Sofia to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
34h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
240€ - 310€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
33h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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
113€
Schedules at
dary.bg
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Lisbon - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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