COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Portugal. Learn More.

There are 9 ways to get from Preston to Lisbon by train, plane, car, bus, night train, car ferry or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Lisbon (LIS) MAN - LIS

60€ - 212€

Cheapest option

Drive to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Preston to Leeds Bradford
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Lisbon (LIS) LBA - LIS

56€ - 190€

7 alternative options

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Lisbon (LIS) BHX - LIS

105€ - 774€

Train, bus via Lille  •  37h 57m

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Braga
  4. Take the train from Braga to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic

292€ - 806€

Train, bus, night train  •  38h 17m

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the night train from Irun to Santa Apolónia

267€ - 574€

Bus  •  43h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lisbon Sete Rios

158€ - 234€

Train, bus  •  2 days 22h

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
  3. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Aveiro Bus Terminal
  4. Take the train from Aveiro to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

321€ - 641€

Drive, car ferry  •  33h 8m

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

224€ - 538€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 52m

  1. Drive from Preston to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lisbon

435€ - 568€

United Kingdom → Portugal
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
Show more details
Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Cyprus, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area

Show less

Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from South Africa, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden

Show less

Rules to follow in Portugal

2m

Mandatory

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.

Explore options for future travel

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

Explore travel options

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

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

The social distance requirement in Lisbon 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: 20 Apr 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Lisbon is to drive and fly which costs £45 - £170 and takes 6h 46m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Preston to Lisbon is to train and fly which takes 6h 13m and costs £50 - £190.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Preston station to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Preston City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Lisbon Sete Rios via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 35m.

More details

The distance between Preston and Lisbon is 1743 km.

The best way to get from Preston to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus via Lille which takes 37h 57m and costs £250 - £700.

More details

It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Preston to Lisbon, including transfers.

More details

Preston to Lisbon bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Preston City Centre, Bus Station.

More details

The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

Search flights

Preston to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon Sete Rios station.

More details

Ryanair, Jet2.com, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Lisbon Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Preston to Lisbon.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1742.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

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

You can take a bus from Preston to Lisbon via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Bilbao in around 43h 35m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 170€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 170€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Faro
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Naples
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Malaga
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Birmingham to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Flights from Birmingham to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Flights from Birmingham to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 460€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
11€ - 16€
Off-Peak Day Single
14€ - 22€
Anytime Day Single
20€ - 35€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
11€ - 27€
Off-Peak Single
19€ - 28€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
25€ - 40€
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 65€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Train from Preston to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
95€ - 130€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
240€ - 330€
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 Braga to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
28€ - 40€
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€
Train from Aveiro to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
19€ - 28€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Lille to Braga
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 270€
Website
alsa.com
Megabus UK
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Aveiro Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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€ - 320€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
75€ - 95€
Car
230€ - 320€

Want to know more about travelling around Portugal

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 11035+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

More details