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There are 10 ways to get from Lisbon to London by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus, car or car ferry

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to London Heathrow (LHR) LIS - LHR

£40 - £210

Cheapest option

Fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to London Luton (LTN) LIS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£38 - £176

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to London Gatwick (LGW) LIS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£40 - £278

Fly to London Stansted  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to London Stansted (STN) LIS - STN

£49 - £262

Fly to London City  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to London City (LCY) LIS - LCY

£97 - £340

Bus  •  36h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Almada to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£85 - £109

Bus via Vila Nova de Gaia  •  42h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
  2. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria

£123 - £165

Night train, train  •  22h 45m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£263 - £533

Night train, night bus  •  33h 13m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Irun Trenhotel Surexpreso
  2. Take the night bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station

£151 - £211

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 49m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to London

£178 - £450

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International entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from United Kingdom.

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The most affordable way to get from Lisbon to London is to fly, which costs 45€ - 250€ and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to London is to fly which costs 45€ - 250€ and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to London station. However, there are services departing from Cacilhas and arriving at London - Victoria Coach Station via Almada and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to London. However, there are services departing from Santa Apolónia and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 45m.

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The distance between Lisbon and London is 991 miles.

The best way to get from Lisbon to London without a car is to bus which takes 36h 25m and costs 95€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Lisbon to London, including transfers.

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Lisbon to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Almada station.

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Lisbon to London train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Santa Apolónia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to London is to fly which takes 5h 15m and costs 45€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 36h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to London.
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  • Distance: 990.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and London, England?

TAP Portugal, British Airways and six other airlines fly from Lisbon to London Paddington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to London Victoria via Cova Piedade, Almada, Paris, and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 36h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £320
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £320
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £320
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £320
Flights from Lisbon to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Flights from Lisbon to London Luton via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £310
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Lisbon to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£85 - £600
Flights from Lisbon to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Lisbon to London City via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£90 - £370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Flights from Lisbon to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Lisbon to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £330
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £210
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Lisbon to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £550
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
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
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£65 - £95
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Irun
Ave. Duration
12h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
£65 - £95
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£95 - £120
1st Class
£110 - £140
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
Bus from Almada to Paris
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
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 Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Schedules at
Citi Express
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
RenEX
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Paris
Ave. Duration
26h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
iberocoach.com
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.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
Night bus from Irun to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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