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

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Bus Rede Expressos  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Airport to Salamanca
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to León

$55 - $83

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Bus Rodonorte  •  14 h 20 min

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

$77 - $122

Night train, train  •  10 h 1 min

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

$87 - $141

Train, night train  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra-B to Medina del Campo Hot
  3. Take the train from Medina del Campo to Valladolid Campo Grande Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Leon Ave / ...

$86 - $156

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to León 417.8 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Leon  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Leon (LEN) LIS - LEN

$133 - $533

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  7 h 55 min

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

$88 - $318

Fly to Madrid, train  •  7 h 5 min

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

$79 - $226

Fly to Bilbao, train  •  9 h 56 min

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

$101 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to León is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 9 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 Marquês De Pombal and arriving at León via Lisbon Airport and Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 9 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 1 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 bus which takes 12 h 9 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 12 h 9 min to get from Lisbon to León, including transfers.

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Lisbon to León bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisbon Airport 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 bus which takes 12 h 9 min and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 110€ - 470€ and takes 7 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to León.
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  • Distance: 328.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Lisbon to León via Av. De Berlim - Aeroporto, Lisbon Airport, and Salamanca in around 12 h 9 min. Alternatively, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Lisbon to León 3 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Leon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Leon via Madrid, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Leon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Lisbon to Leon via Madrid, Mahon
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Leon via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Leon via Valencia, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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
Night 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
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Night train from Coimbra-B to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Coimbra B to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Medina del Campo to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Airport to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Zamora Salamanca
Phone
+34 (0) 980511781
Email
info@zamorasalamanca.com
Website
zamorasalamanca.es
Bus from Salamanca to León
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
zamorasalamanca.es
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 Salamanca to Leon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Benavente to Leon
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
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
$22 - $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 - $55
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
Estimated price
$55 - $65
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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There is no direct flight from Lisbon Airport to Leon Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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León is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:25 AM in Lisbon and 10:25 AM 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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easyJet, TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Leon Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in León. Prices start at $40 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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