There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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 Lyon  •  5 h 17 min

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

$69 - $270

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 8 min

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

$95 - $409

Train, bus  •  16 h 28 min

  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 bus from Madrid to Lisbon

$202 - $291

Train, Trenhotel  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca Ir / ...
  4. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
  5. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$252 - $368

Bus Eurolines FR  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Lisboa sete Rios

$130 - $240

Bus Iberocoach  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Givors - Café Jaufrés to Lisbon - Sete Rios

$114 - $149

Drive  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lisbon 1066.8 miles

$240 - $360

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Lisboa sete Rios. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 27 h 30 min.

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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 Avignon TGV, Madrid Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin, Estación de Salamanca and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Lisbon is 1388 km. The road distance is 1706.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 16 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Lyon to Lisbon, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 27 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 867.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

TAP Portugal, easyJet and eight other airlines fly from Lyon to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Lyon to Lisbon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $240 and the journey takes 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$56
Auto Res Normal
$51
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Lisboa sete Rios
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Givors - Café Jaufrés to Lisbon - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
26 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
iberocoach.com

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Lyon. It is currently 8:57 AM in Lyon and 7:57 AM in Lisbon.

Lyon to Lisbon train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Lisbon is 1707 km. It takes approximately 16 h 4 min to drive from Lyon to Lisbon.

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

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Book your Lyon to Lisbon bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 6303+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $67 USD 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 .

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