There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to León by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Valladolid Campo Grande Hot
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Leon Ave / ...

$88 - $143

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Bus via Badajoz  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Badajoz Auto Res / ...
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Leon

$50 - $88

6 alternative options

Bus Rodonorte  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Mirandela
  2. Take the bus from Mirandela to Benavente
  3. Take the bus from Benavente to Leon

$76 - $116

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to León 417.8 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  7 h 46 min

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

$88 - $310

Fly to Madrid, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$83 - $217

Fly to Bilbao, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Bilbao (BIO) LIS - BIO
  2. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Leon

$102 - $311

Fly to A Coruna, bus, train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to A Coruna (LCG) LIS - LCG
  2. Take the bus from A Coruña to Astorga
  3. Take the train from Astorga to Leon

$84 - $236

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to León is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to León is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to León. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Leon via Lisboa and Badajoz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 57 min.

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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 Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and León is 526 km. The road distance is 668.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to León without a car is to train which takes 10 h 12 min and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to get from Lisbon to León, including transfers.

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Lisbon to León bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Lisboa station.

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Lisbon to León 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 León is to train which takes 10 h 12 min and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to León.
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  • Distance: 328.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Lisbon to León via Valladolid Campo Grande in around 10 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to León via Estação Oriente, Lisboa, and Badajoz in around 12 h 57 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid via Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
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 Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
cp.pt
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
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 Bilbao-Abando to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Astorga to Leon
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Badajoz to Leon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benavente to Leon
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from A Coruña to Astorga
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Lisbon to Mirandela
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Mirandela to Benavente
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Mirandela to Benavente
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
Empresa Vivas
Phone
980 51 66 23
Email
%20info@autocaresvivas.es
Website
autocaresvivas.es
Bus from Benavente to León
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.es

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Oviedo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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León is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 1:20 PM in Lisbon and 2:20 PM in León.

Lisbon to León train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to León is 669 km. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Lisbon to León.

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TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Oviedo Airport.

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There are 194+ hotels available in León. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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

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