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There are 12 ways to get from London to Portugal 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 London Heathrow to Porto  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Porto (OPO) LHR - OPO

72€ - 207€

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Train to London Luton, fly to Lisbon  •  6h 6m

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

42€ - 251€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Porto  •  5h 12m

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

46€ - 417€

Fly London Heathrow to Lisbon  •  5h 20m

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

45€ - 310€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lisbon  •  5h 31m

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

69€ - 390€

Fly London Stansted to Porto  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Porto (OPO) STN - OPO

48€ - 117€

Train, bus via Fundão  •  21h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne Quai de Lesseps to Fundão 320 / ...
  4. Take the train from Fundao to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic

284€ - 576€

Train, bus  •  22h 42m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne to Lisbon, Lisbon

275€ - 554€

Train, bus #2  •  26h 56m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Lisboa Oriente 320 / ...

186€ - 450€

Bus  •  32h 45m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Lisboa Oriente 320 / ...

93€ - 139€

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 17m

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

209€ - 517€

Bus via Santiago de Compostela  •  2 days 18h

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios

221€ - 342€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Portugal

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Portugal is to fly which costs £40 - £110 and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Portugal is to fly which costs £65 - £190 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Portugal. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Lisboa Oriente via Paris, Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 45m.

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The distance between London and Portugal is 1409 km.

The best way to get from London to Portugal without a car is to train and bus via Fundão which takes 21h 12m and costs £250 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from London to Portugal, including transfers.

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London to Portugal bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London station.

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The best way to get from London to Portugal is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs £65 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £130 and takes 32h 45m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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London to Portugal bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lisboa Oriente station.

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Map of how to get from London to Portugal.
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  • Distance: 1408.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between London, England and Portugal?

British Airways, TAP Portugal and four other airlines fly from London Paddington to Matosinhos every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Lisbon via Paris, Gallieni in around 32h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 1100€
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 1100€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 280€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 490€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 410€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 750€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 280€
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 170€
Train operators
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
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 24€
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.

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Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Fundao to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
20€ - 28€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne Quai de Lesseps to Fundão
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 100€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bayonne to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.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
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 Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
alsa.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 Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
70€ - 90€
Car
220€ - 310€

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Transavia Holland, Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Portugal. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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