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There are 11 ways to get from Plymouth to Lisbon by train, plane, 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 21m

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

163€ - 1813€

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Train to Newquay, fly  •  13h 19m

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

57€ - 360€

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  8h 35m

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

178€ - 435€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  9h 41m

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

166€ - 699€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lisbon (LIS) LTN - LIS

142€ - 711€

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 23m

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

172€ - 465€

Car ferry, train, bus via Santander  •  34h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Alv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Valladolid to Covilhã, Covilha
  4. Take the train from Covilha to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic

129€ - 380€

Train, bus  •  34h 32m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marseille St Charles Eil
  3. Take the bus from Marseille to Vilar Formoso 251
  4. Take the train from Vilar Formoso to Guarda Re
  5. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

410€ - 713€

Car ferry, bus, train  •  36h 36m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Take the bus from Santander, Santander to Porto, Porto 783
  3. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

132€ - 387€

Bus  •  39h 28m

  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 Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon

147€ - 195€

Car ferry, train, bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the train from Morlaix to Rennes Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Rennes to Lisbon Sete Rios

215€ - 382€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Lisbon is to bus which costs £130 - £180 and takes 39h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs £140 - £1,700 and takes 7h 21m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Lisbon is 1354 km.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Lisbon without a car is to car ferry and train and bus via Santander which takes 34h 28m and costs £110 - £350.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Plymouth to Lisbon, including transfers.

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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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Transavia Holland, TAP Portugal, Aer Lingus and three other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6542+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1354.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

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, Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao, Lisbon, Lisbon, and Lisboa - Oriente in around 39h 28m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
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 Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Alicante
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Faro
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Dublin, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Alicante, Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Faro
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 440€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Lisbon via Cork
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Cork
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 420€
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Newquay to Lisbon via Dublin, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from London Luton to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 230€
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
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 200€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
70€ - 85€
Anytime Day 1st Class
140€ - 200€
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
95€ - 140€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 120€
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 55€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
23€ - 28€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 200€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
85€ - 110€
Anytime Day 1st Class
150€ - 200€
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 170€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
75€ - 95€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 55€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
22€ - 28€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 55€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 95€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
7€ - 11€
Anytime Day Single
40€ - 60€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
65€ - 95€
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 Santander to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
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 Covilha to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
21€ - 30€
Train from Vilar Formoso to Guarda
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
3€ - 5€
Train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
27€ - 40€
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
23€ - 35€
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 Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
23€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Bus operators
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
Bus from Valladolid to Covilhã, Covilha
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Santander, Santander to Porto, Porto
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Marseille to Vilar Formoso
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
6h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Rennes to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
alsa.com
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€
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
30€ - 40€
Car
65€ - 100€

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