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There are 9 ways to get from Lisbon to León by train, night bus, bus, towncar, car or plane

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Train, night bus, bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Salamanca
  3. Take the bus from Salamanca to Valladolid
  4. Take the train from Valladolid to Leon Ave / ...

53€ - 102€

Cheapest option

Fly to Madrid, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Madrid (MAD) LIS - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

46€ - 212€

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Bus, towncar  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
  2. Take a town car from Fátima to Porto Airport
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Chaves
  4. Take the bus from Chaves to Benavente
  5. Take the bus from Benavente to León

396€ - 505€

Train  •  12h 37m

  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 Leon Alv

64€ - 86€

Bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Salamanca Lisbon - 7 Rios > Lisbon - Oriente > Fatima > Leiria > Pombal > Coimbra > Viseu > Celorico da Beira > Vilar Formoso > Plaza Europa - Portugal > Plaza Europa - Espagne > Salamanca > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Tours > Orléans > Versailles > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Porte de Charenton > Champigny sur Marne
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to León

60€ - 83€

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to León 668.7 km

80€ - 120€

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Oviedo (OVD) LIS - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon

65€ - 191€

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  10h 3m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) LIS - SCQ
  2. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon

76€ - 300€

Fly to Porto, towncar, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Porto (OPO) LIS - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Chaves
  3. Take the bus from Chaves to Benavente
  4. Take the bus from Benavente to León

231€ - 390€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to León is to train and night bus and bus which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to León is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to León. However, there are services departing from Lisbon - 7 Rios and arriving at León via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to León. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Leon via Porto - Campanha and Vigo Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 37m.

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The distance between Lisbon and León is 526 km. The road distance is 668.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to León without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 11h 11m and costs 50€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 11h 11m to get from Lisbon to León, including transfers.

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Lisbon to León bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon to León 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 León is to train which takes 12h 37m and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 12h 40m.

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  • Distance: 526 km
  • Duration: 11h 11m

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

You can take a train from Lisbon to León via Porto - Campanha and Vigo Guixar in around 12h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to León via Salamanca in around 12h 40m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
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
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
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 AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 45€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
16€ - 22€
Promo+
22€ - 24€
Flexible
30€ - 45€
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
35€ - 45€
Promo+
40€ - 44€
Flexible
55€ - 75€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Leon
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salamanca to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Salamanca to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benavente to Leon
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Salamanca to Leon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Citi Express
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
Website
RenEX
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Chaves to Benavente
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 55€
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
Book at
autocareslazara.com
Empresa Vivas
Phone
980 51 66 23
Email
%20info@autocaresvivas.es
Website
autocaresvivas.es
Bus from Benavente to León
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.es
Zamora Salamanca
Phone
+34 (0) 980511781
Email
info@zamorasalamanca.com
Website
zamorasalamanca.es
Bus from Salamanca to León
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
zamorasalamanca.es
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Fátima to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
190€ - 240€
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Porto Airport to Chaves
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
140€ - 170€
More information at
VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Lisbon to León bus services, operated by Zamora Salamanca, arrive at León station.

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León is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:20 PM in Lisbon and 10:20 PM in León.

Lisbon to León train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to León is 669 km. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Lisbon to León.

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easyJet, TAP Portugal, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Madrid Airport.

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