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There are 5 ways to get from Lisbon to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 29m

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

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Train  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias Ic
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

Bus  •  20h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Zaragoza Delicias Bus Station Sofia Central Bus Station - Lisbon Oriente
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

Bus via Navalvillar de Pela  •  23h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida 795
  2. Take the bus from Mérida to Navalvillar de Pela
  3. Take the bus from Navalvillar Pela to Barcelona Nord

Drive  •  11h 47m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Barcelona 1246.9 km

Lisbon to Barcelona by train

7 Weekly Trains
14h 33m Average Duration
€104 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona is to bus which costs €55 - €80 and takes 20h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 29m and costs €35 - €160.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Barcelona via Lisbon Oriente and Zaragoza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 36m.

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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 Entroncamento, Badajoz and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 33m.

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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 which takes 14h 33m and costs €100 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Lisbon to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Barcelona bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Lisbon Oriente 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 29m and costs €35 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €190 and takes 14h 33m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 20h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1006.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

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

Ryanair, TAP Portugal and three other airlines fly from Lisbon to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Barcelona via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 14h 33m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€7 - €11
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€12 - €18
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanias
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Zaragoza Delicias Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Union Ivkoni
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €35
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Mérida to Navalvillar de Pela
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €17
Schedules at
interbus.es
Autocares Cersa, S.A
Phone
93 223 51 39
Email
info@cersabus.es
Website
cersabus.es
Bus from Navalvillar Pela to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Autocares Cersa, S.A

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Lisbon to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 5:40 PM in Lisbon and 6:40 PM 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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Ryanair, Iberia, Air Europa and two other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 1083+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €3.

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