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There are 9 ways to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIS - FRA

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Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LIS - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Stuttgart (STR) LIS - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Train, bus  •  25h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Famalicao Ic
  2. Take the bus from Vila Nova de Famalicão to Bordeaux
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 82 / ...

Train  •  34h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha Ic
  2. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar Ic
  3. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants Alv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  5. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 82 / ...

Bus  •  39h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Frankfurt N1150

Bus via Karlsruhe  •  40h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Karlsruhe central train station N1150
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Frankfurt central train station 017 / ...

Drive  •  21h 6m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main 2298.8 km

Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main by train and walk

The journey time between Lisbon and Frankfurt am Main is around 34h 17m and covers a distance of around 3511 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 1m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, Renfe Viajeros, Renfe SNCF and others, the Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main service departs from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Services
34h 17m Average Duration
€289 Cheapest Price
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Portugal → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Portugal

  • Entry is partially 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 Germany from Portugal

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs €110 - €150 and takes 39h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs €70 - €280 and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Martim Moniz and arriving at Frankfurt via Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Gare de Lyon and Paris Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 17m.

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It is 1891 km from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main. It is approximately 2298.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 17m and costs €240 - €350.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon station.

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Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 5h 36m and costs €70 - €280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €280 - €410 and takes 34h 17m, you could also bus, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 39h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 1890.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and seven other airlines fly from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, and Paris Est in around 34h 17m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Lisbon to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €750
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from Lisbon to Cologne Bonn via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Lisbon to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €1100
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Famalicao
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€26 - €40
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€24 - €35
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
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 Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
13h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Vila Nova de Famalicão to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Schedules at
barquense.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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
38h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
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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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 11:13 AM in Lisbon and 12:13 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main is 2299 km. It takes approximately 21h 6m to drive from Lisbon to Frankfurt am Main.

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Iberia, Air France, Air Europa and five other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs €4.

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