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

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  5h 12m

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

41€ - 183€

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Fly from London Stansted  •  5h 47m

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

41€ - 227€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 38m

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

57€ - 152€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  5h 48m

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

52€ - 269€

Fly from London City  •  7h 34m

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

78€ - 342€

Bus, night train  •  33h 45m

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

174€ - 244€

Bus  •  34h 53m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Almada 793

126€ - 147€

Bus via Vila Nova de Gaia  •  36h 44m

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

141€ - 191€

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 3m

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

208€ - 515€

Train, night train  •  23h 31m

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

304€ - 618€

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The cheapest way to get from London to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs £45 - £130 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Lisbon is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Cacilhas via Paris and Cova Piedade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Santa Apolónia via Gare du Nord, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 31m.

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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 bus and night train which takes 33h 45m and costs £140 - £210.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from London to Lisbon, including transfers.

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London to Lisbon bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from London Victoria station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 12m and costs £35 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £100 - £130 and takes 34h 53m.

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Map of how to get from London to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1585.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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

TAP Portugal, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Lisbon via Paris Bercy, Paris, and Cova Piedade in around 34h 53m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
95€ - 180€
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 2400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
230€ - 1400€
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
470€ - 2400€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 240€
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
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 Irun to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Bus operators
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
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Paris to Almada
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Paris to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
23h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
Citi Express
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€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
75€ - 95€
Car
230€ - 320€

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

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London to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Almada station.

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London to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Santa Apolónia station.

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British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1212+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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