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There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Cádiz by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro Ic
  2. Take the bus from Faro to Seville Plaza de Armas
  3. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz Alv / ...

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Rideshare  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lisbon to Cádiz 577.5 km

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Bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Tavira
  2. Take the bus from Tavira to Seville Plaza de Armas
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Cadiz 105

Train  •  14h 9m

  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 Merida Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Merida to Sevilla-Santa Justa
  5. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz Alv / ...

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Cádiz 579.1 km

Fly to Sevilla, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sevilla (SVQ) LIS - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz

Fly to Jerez, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Jerez (XRY) LIS - XRY
  2. Take the train from La Parra to Cadiz

Lisbon to Cádiz by train

The train journey time between Lisbon and Cádiz is around 11h 55m and covers a distance of around 732 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 13m. The fastest train normally takes 11h 55m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal and Renfe Viajeros, the Lisbon to Cádiz train service departs from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arrives in Cadiz. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
9h 42m
Layover time:
2h 13m
Total time:
11h 55m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
11h 55m
Train distance:
732 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€58
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
08:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon to Cádiz train schedules

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

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

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Cádiz 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: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Cádiz is to rideshare which costs €33 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Cádiz is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Cádiz. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Cadiz via Tavira and Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Cádiz. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Cadiz via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Merida and Sevilla-Santa Justa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 9m.

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It is 349 km from Lisbon to Cádiz. It is approximately 579.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Cádiz without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 2m and costs €45 - €65.

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It takes approximately 9h 2m to get from Lisbon to Cádiz, including transfers.

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

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Lisbon to Cádiz 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 Cádiz is to bus which takes 9h 3m and costs €35 - €65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 14h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Cádiz.
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  • Distance: 349.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 2m

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

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Cádiz via Tavira, Seville Plaza de Armas, and Seville in around 9h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Cádiz via Entroncamento, Badajoz, Merida, and Sevilla-Santa Justa in around 14h 9m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€14 - €120
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Binter Canarias
Website
bintercanarias.com
Flights from Lisbon to Jerez via Gran Canaria
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
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 - Entrecampos to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
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 Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Badajoz to Merida
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Merida to Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto De Jerez to Cádiz
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Seville Plaza de Armas
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Tavira
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Tavira to Seville Plaza de Armas
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Tavira
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RenEX
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 Lisbon Sete Rios to Tavira
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lisbon to Cádiz
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€33
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Sevilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Lisbon to Cádiz bus services, operated by Transportes Comes, arrive at Cadiz station.

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Cádiz is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 3:05 PM in Lisbon and 4:05 PM in Cádiz.

Lisbon to Cádiz train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Cadiz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Cádiz is 579 km. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Lisbon to Cádiz.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Sevilla Airport.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Cádiz. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lisbon and Cádiz. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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