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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Zurich  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Zurich (ZRH) LIS - ZRH

$68 - $292

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Basel (BSL) LIS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$105 - $387

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Geneva (GVA) LIS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB

$132 - $492

Train via Strasbourg  •  24 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$386 - $548

Train  •  24 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$370 - $461

Bus  •  36 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Zurich

$120 - $180

Bus, train  •  38 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden 36

$166 - $238

Drive  •  20 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Zürich 1332.4 miles

$300 - $440

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa - Sete Rios and arriving at Zurich. Services depart three times a day, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 36 h 45 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Zürich is 1723 km. The road distance is 2131.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 24 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Lisbon to Zürich, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Zürich bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Lisboa - Sete Rios station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Zürich is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 24 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 36 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Lisbon to Zürich bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Zurich station.

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Zürich is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 10:15 AM in Lisbon and 11:15 AM in Zürich.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Zürich is 2132 km. It takes approximately 20 h 20 min to drive from Lisbon to Zürich.

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  • Distance: 1076.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, TAP Portugal and 10 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Zürich via Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare de l'Est, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 24 h 57 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Baden
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
cp.pt
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Zurich
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Air Europa and six other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 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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