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

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Fly to Zurich  •  5h 30m

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

SFr 60 - SFr 227

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 36m

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

SFr 93 - SFr 242

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 3m

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

SFr 119 - SFr 257

Train, bus  •  24h 5m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B Ic
  2. Take the bus from Coimbra, Coimbra to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 229 - SFr 355

Train  •  33h 1m

  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 Barcelona-Sants Alv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  5. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter
  6. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 5 / ...

SFr 288 - SFr 450

Bus  •  36h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Zurich N1156

SFr 110 - SFr 140

Bus, train  •  38h 7m

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

SFr 145 - SFr 236

Drive  •  20h 4m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Zürich 2131 km

SFr 280 - SFr 410

Portugal → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Portugal

Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Show More. Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Portugal.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Zürich is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Zürich is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Zurich. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 36h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Zürich HB via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 1m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Zürich is 1723 km. The road distance is 2131 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Zürich without a car is to train and bus which takes 24h 5m and costs 210€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Lisbon to Zürich, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Zürich 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 Zürich is to fly which takes 5h 30m and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 420€ and takes 33h 1m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 36h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1722.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

TAP Portugal, Swiss and 11 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Zürich via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 33h 1m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 220
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 220
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 220
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 220
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 220
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 310
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 370
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 360
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 370
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 250
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 250
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 360
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 800
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 370
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 1100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 230
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Baden
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
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
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
SFr 26 - SFr 40
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Rail 1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 100
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
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 Coimbra, Coimbra to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios to Zurich
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lisboa Estação do Oriente to Basel
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 170
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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

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Zürich is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:48 AM in Lisbon and 3:48 AM in Zürich.

Lisbon to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Zürich is 2131 km. It takes approximately 20h 4m to drive from Lisbon to Zürich.

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easyJet, Swiss, Air Europa and seven other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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