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

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Fly London Heathrow to Porto  •  5h 25m

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

€66 - €139

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Porto  •  5h 55m

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

€35 - €143

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Porto  •  5h 35m

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

€47 - €198

Fly London Heathrow to Lisbon  •  6h 18m

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

€54 - €185

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lisbon  •  6h 28m

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

€50 - €154

Fly London Stansted to Lisbon  •  6h 53m

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

€38 - €109

Train to London Luton, fly to Lisbon  •  7h 4m

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

€49 - €152

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 via Vitoria-Gasteiz  •  34h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon N763

€149 - €204

Bus  •  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

€142 - €192

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

€209 - €537

Train, night train  •  23h 28m

  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

London to Portugal by train, subway, walk and night train

The journey time between London and Portugal is around 25h 41m and covers a distance of around 2294 km. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 29m. Operated by Eurostar, Paris Metro, TGV inOui and others, the London to Portugal service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Santa Apolónia. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
25h 41m
Fastest journey time:
23h 29m
Journey distance:
2294 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€304
Carbon emissions:
120 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:01
Last service departs at:
16:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Portugal train, subway, walk and night train schedules

United Kingdom → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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

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

The social distance requirement in Portugal 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, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Portugal.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The most affordable way to get from London to Portugal is to fly, which costs £30 - £95 and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Portugal is to fly which costs £55 - £120 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Londres Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Pç. Comércio via Vitoria-Gasteiz and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Portugal. 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 28m.

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

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from London to Portugal, including transfers.

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London to Portugal bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Portugal is to fly which takes 5h 25m and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz, which costs £120 - £180 and takes 34h 5m.

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Map of how to get from London to Portugal.
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  • Distance: 1408.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between London, England and Portugal?

British Airways, Swiss and six other airlines fly from London Paddington to Porto every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Lisbon via Vitoria-Gasteiz, Lisbon, and Estação Oriente in around 34h 5m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Flights from London Stansted to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €400
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Tours St Symphorien
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€15 - €400
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €400
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €400
Flights from London Stansted to Porto via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €400
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Lisbon via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €90
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €1100
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €320
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €290
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €320
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
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
€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
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
alsa.com
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 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
+351 21 75 24 524
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 - €330
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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

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Transavia Holland, British Airways, Iberia and five other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are seven+ 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 £4 - £35.

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