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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Rome  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Lisbon (LIS) FCO - LIS

€43 - €181

Cheapest option

Fly from Rome Ciampino  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Lisbon (LIS) CIA - LIS

€18 - €144

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Train to Florence, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Lisbon (LIS) FLR - LIS

€80 - €199

Bus  •  40h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Marseille N523
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Lisbon N1155

€118 - €147

Bus, car ferry, train, night train  •  40h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza to Civitavecchia Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Salamanca Alv
  4. Take the night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia

€167 - €238

Drive  •  23h 41m

  1. Drive from Rome to Lisbon 2515.8 km

€310 - €450

Rome to Lisbon by bus and train

The journey time between Rome and Lisbon is around 47h 10m and covers a distance of around 2730 km. The fastest journey normally takes 47h 10m. Operated by FlixBus and Comboios De Portugal, the Rome to Lisbon service departs from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arrives in Lisboa - Santa Apolonia. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
47h 10m
Fastest journey time:
47h 10m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€118
Carbon emissions:
340 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:45
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Lisbon bus and train schedules

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International entry into Portugal from Italy

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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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 Italy.

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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

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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 Italy from Portugal.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lisbon is to fly which costs €18 - €150 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Lisbon is to fly which costs €40 - €190 and takes 5h 55m.

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The distance between Rome and Lisbon is 1863 km. The road distance is 2515.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 40h 18m and costs €110 - €150.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Rome to Lisbon, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rome to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 55m and costs €40 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 40h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Rome. It is currently 3:53 PM in Rome and 2:53 PM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Lisbon is 2516 km. It takes approximately 23h 41m to drive from Rome to Lisbon.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, easyJet and five other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1863.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Lisbon, Portugal?

TAP Portugal, Ryanair and 11 other airlines fly from Rome to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Lisbon via Marseille, Lisbon, and Lisboa - Oriente in around 40h 18m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Florence to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €120
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €120
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Lisbon via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €120
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €120
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €280
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
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 Barcelona-Sants to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
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
Night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€40 - €55
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Marseille
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Marseille to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SitBus Shuttle
Phone
(+39) 06.5916826
Email
sit@sitbus.com
Website
sitbusshuttle.com
Bus from Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza to Civitavecchia Port
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
SitBus Shuttle
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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