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There are 11 ways to get from Plymouth to Lisbon by train, plane, night train, car ferry, car or bus

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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Train to Bristol, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Lisbon (LIS) BRS - LIS

$151 - $439

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Train to Newquay, fly  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Lisbon (LIS) NQY - LIS

$133 - $511

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Train to Exeter, fly  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Lisbon (LIS) EXT - LIS

$158 - $529

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lisbon (LIS) LHR - LIS

$207 - $536

Train, train to London City, fly  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Lisbon (LIS) LCY - LIS

$241 - $605

Train, night train  •  32h 49m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  4. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  5. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  6. Take the night train from Hendaye to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$485 - $850

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 24m

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

$195 - $538

Car ferry, train, night train  •  34h 58m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  3. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$170 - $503

Car ferry, train, Trenhotel  •  35h 22m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  3. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo R / ...
  4. Take the Trenhotel from Medina del Campo to Guarda Hot
  5. Take the train from Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  6. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Ic

$177 - $523

Car ferry, bus  •  37h 54m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Lisbon - Oriente Station - Santa maria dos Olivais

$196 - $499

Bus  •  39h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Lisbon, Lisbon

$138 - $218

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Lisbon is to bus which costs £100 - £170 and takes 39h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs £110 - £340 and takes 7h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Derby, London St. Pancras International, Marne la Vallée-Chessy, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 49m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Lisbon is 846 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Lisbon without a car is to train and night train which takes 32h 49m and costs £370 - £650.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Plymouth to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Lisbon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Plymouth to Lisbon train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Plymouth station.

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

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 846.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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

You can take a bus from Plymouth to Lisbon via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Lisbon, Lisbon, and Estação Oriente in around 39h 38m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London City to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Cork
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via Rennes, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,200
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Exeter to Lisbon via Malta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Plymouth to Derby
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $160
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Taunton to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Night train from Hendaye to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Medina del Campo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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 Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Lisbon - Oriente Station - Santa maria dos Olivais
Ave. Duration
13h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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