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

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Fly to Alicante  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Alicante (ALC) LIS - ALC

$73 - $257

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Night bus, bus  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Oriente to Seville, Seville - Armas K786
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Alicante

$72 - $117

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Fly to Valencia, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Valencia (VLC) LIS - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$79 - $271

Train  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca Hot
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$133 - $214

Bus  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Badajoz Auto Res / ...
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Alicante

$106 - $147

Trenhotel, train  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station Lusitania / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$159 - $209

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Alicante 571.6 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Alicante via Lisboa Oriente and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Salamanca, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 52 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Alicante is 753 km. The road distance is 914.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 13 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Lisbon to Alicante, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Alicante bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Lisboa Oriente station.

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Lisbon to Alicante train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Alicante is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Lisbon to Alicante bus services, operated by Interbus Sureste, arrive at Alicante station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 470.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Alicante, Spain?

TAP Portugal, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Alicante 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Alicante via Salamanca, Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 13 h 52 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Lisbon to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Train operators
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 Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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 Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
cp.pt
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Oriente to Seville, Seville - Armas
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
Interbus Sureste
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
bcma.interbus.es
Bus from Badajoz to Alicante
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
bcma.interbus.es
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 Seville to Alicante
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com

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Alicante is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 12:09 PM in Lisbon and 1:09 PM in Alicante.

Lisbon to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Alicante is 915 km. It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to drive from Lisbon to Alicante.

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TAP Portugal, Air Europa, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 1878+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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