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There are 12 ways to get from London to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

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 from London Heathrow

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

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Bus via Orléans

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Orléans
  3. Take the bus from Orleans - Av George Pompidou to Lisbon Oriente

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Train to London Gatwick, fly

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

Fly from London Stansted

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

Train to London Luton, fly

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

Fly from London City

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

Train to Bristol, fly

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Bayonne
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne Quai de Lesseps to Lisbon Oriente

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Vigo Guixar
  4. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
  5. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Lisbon Sete Rios

Drive, car ferry

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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Valença Do Minho
  3. Take the train from Valenca to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Lisbon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Portugal is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Lisbon is to bus which costs £75 - £120 and takes 33h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Lisbon is to fly which costs £60 - £280 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Cais Lingueta via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Orleans - Av George Pompidou and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Gare du Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Barcelona-Sants, Vigo Guixar and Porto - Campanha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 58m.

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The distance between London and Lisbon is 1585 km.

The best way to get from London to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 19h 41m and costs £200 - £500.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from London to Lisbon, including transfers.

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London to Lisbon bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Lisbon train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs £60 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus via Orléans, which costs £30 - £110 and takes 29h 49m, you could also train, which costs £270 - £550 and takes 31h 58m.

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Map of how to get from London to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1585.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

TAP Portugal, British Airways and eight other airlines fly from London Paddington to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Lisbon via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Orléans, Orleans - Av George Pompidou, Lisbon Oriente, and Estação Oriente in around 29h 49m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Billund
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Belfast City, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Glasgow, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€190 - €1100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €800
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€290 - €900
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €420
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Massy Tgv to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto - Campanha to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€24 - €35
Train from Valenca to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€30 - €50
Bus operators
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Phone
+33 6 31 09 82 47
Email
contact@euroscoach.com
Website
euroscoach.com
Bus from Bayonne Quai de Lesseps to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €70
Website
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Bus from Orleans - Av George Pompidou to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
19h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €85
Website
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Orléans
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Valença Do Minho
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€75 - €320
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €320

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