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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Lyon  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lisbon (LIS) LYS - LIS

69€ - 361€

Cheapest option

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lisbon (LIS) GVA - LIS

63€ - 327€

4 alternative options

Train  •  21h 14m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz 194
  4. Take the train from Badajoz to Entroncamento Re
  5. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Re / ...

170€ - 273€

Bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Perrache to Lisboa Oriente 251

70€ - 100€

Night bus, bus  •  29h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Valence - Centre Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Mâcon > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Valence - Centre > Nîmes > Montpellier / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valence to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios N1156

90€ - 112€

Drive  •  16h 3m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lisbon 1708.5 km

210€ - 310€

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Lisbon is to bus which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 21h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Lisbon is to fly which costs 65€ - 370€ and takes 5h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Perrache and arriving at Lisboa Oriente. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Badajoz and Entroncamento. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 14m.

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The distance between Lyon and Lisbon is 1388 km. The road distance is 1708.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lisbon without a car is to train which takes 21h 14m and costs 170€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Lyon to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Lyon to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lyon, Perrache station.

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Lyon to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 19m and costs 65€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 280€ and takes 21h 14m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 21h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1388.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Lisbon, Portugal?

TAP Portugal, easyJet and six other airlines fly from Lyon to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Lisbon via Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Madrid-Atocha Cercanias, Badajoz, and Entroncamento in around 21h 14m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 750€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Train operators
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Badajoz to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 18€
Train from Entroncamento to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
7€ - 11€
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 Lyon, Perrache to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Valence - Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Valence
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Valence to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Lyon to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lisboa Oriente station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Lyon. It is currently 3:51 PM in Lyon and 2:51 PM in Lisbon.

Lyon to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Lisbon is 1708 km. It takes approximately 16h 3m to drive from Lyon to Lisbon.

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Transavia France, Brussels Airlines, KLM and five other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Lisbon bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 6937+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 14€ - 17€.

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