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There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Basel by plane, train, bus 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 to Basel  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Basel (BSL) LIS - BSL

$76 - $327

6 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Zurich (ZRH) LIS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB

$98 - $352

Bus Ouibus, train  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Oriente to Bordeaux City Centre
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville Tgv

$251 - $319

Train  •  25 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento R / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz R
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Tlg / ...
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB Tgv

$312 - $431

Bus  •  36 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel

$132 - $182

Bus InterNorte, train  •  37 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...

$159 - $250

Drive  •  19 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Basel 1265.2 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Basel is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Basel is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Basel. However, there are services departing from Alfândega and arriving at Basel via Lisboa Estação do Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Basel. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Basel SBB via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 39 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Basel is 1669 km. The road distance is 2024.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Basel without a car is to bus and train which takes 23 h 23 min and costs 210€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Lisbon to Basel, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Basel bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Lisboa Estação do Oriente station.

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Lisbon to Basel 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 Basel is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 380€ and takes 25 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 36 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Basel.
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  • Distance: 1043 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Basel, Switzerland?

TAP Portugal, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Lisbon to Basel every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Basel via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Madrid-Atocha Cercanías, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Avignon TGV in around 25 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Avignon TGV to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
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 Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Website
cp.pt
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Lisbon - Oriente to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Bern
Ave. Duration
34 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Lisbon to Basel bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Basel station.

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Basel is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:14 PM in Lisbon and 3:14 PM in Basel.

Lisbon to Basel train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Basel is 2024 km. It takes approximately 19 h 26 min to drive from Lisbon to Basel.

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easyJet, Iberia, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 3€.

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