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There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Barcelona by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Barcelona (BCN) LIS - BCN

35€ - 118€

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Train, night train  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra to Salamanca
  3. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

122€ - 206€

Night train, train  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca Trenhotel Surexpreso
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Barcelona-Sants Alv

95€ - 130€

Bus  •  19h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Badajoz A4035/A141 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Barcelona Nord Bcn57

Train, bus  •  20h 1m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha Ic
  2. Take the bus from Oporto to Barcelona

110€ - 165€

Drive  •  11h 47m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Barcelona 1246.9 km

140€ - 220€

Lisbon to Barcelona by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon and Barcelona is around 31h and covers a distance of around 1316 km. The fastest bus normally takes 31h. Operated by Rede Expressos and Llorente Bus, Sl, the Lisbon to Barcelona bus service departs from Lisbon Sete Rios and arrives in Barcelona Nord. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 4h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs 35€ - 120€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Barcelona Nord via Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Coimbra, Salamanca, Chamartin and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 17m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Barcelona is 1006 km. The road distance is 1246.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona without a car is to train and night train which takes 13h 17m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Lisbon to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Barcelona bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Barcelona train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19h.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1006.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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

TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Barcelona via Badajoz in around 19h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Train operators
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 Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
Night train from Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
40€ - 55€
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
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 Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Salamanca to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
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 Lisbon Sete Rios to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Schedules at
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Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Badajoz to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl
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 Oporto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Lisbon to Barcelona bus services, operated by Llorente Bus, Sl, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:25 AM in Lisbon and 10:25 AM in Barcelona.

Lisbon to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Barcelona is 1247 km. It takes approximately 11h 47m to drive from Lisbon to Barcelona.

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

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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