There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon by train, plane, bus 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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Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Lisbon (LIS) AMS - LIS

$77 - $270

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Train to Eindhoven, fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Lisbon (LIS) EIN - LIS

$69 - $303

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Fly from Rotterdam  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Lisbon (LIS) RTM - LIS

$102 - $602

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lisbon (LIS) BRU - LIS

$96 - $302

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Lisbon (LIS) CRL - LIS

$134 - $463

Train, bus via Bordeaux  •  22 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Tomar
  4. Take the train from Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$338 - $472

Train, bus Eurolines DE  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Noord
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Mons Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Mons to Lisboa Oriente

$139 - $239

Train  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Vigo-Guixar Hot / ...
  4. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  5. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$506 - $640

Bus  •  35 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Centraal to Lisboa Estação do Oriente

$170 - $250

Drive  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Lisbon 1361.9 miles

$330 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon is to fly which costs 85€ - 550€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Centraal and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 37 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Lisbon is 1807 km. The road distance is 2179 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 51 min and costs 280€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines NL, depart from Rotterdam, Centraal station.

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Rotterdam to Lisbon train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs 85€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 430€ - 550€ and takes 33 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 35 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1129.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Lisbon, Portugal?

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam to Lisbon 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Lisbon via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar, and Porto(Campanha) in around 33 h 37 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Rotterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Eindhoven to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Eindhoven to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Charleroi to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Charleroi to Lisbon via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Noord
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
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 Entroncamento to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Mons
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
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 Barcelona Sants to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
15 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mons to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
26 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
eurolines.de
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Rotterdam, Centraal to Lisboa Estação do Oriente
Ave. Duration
34 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.nl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Rotterdam to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines NL, arrive at Lisboa Estação do Oriente station.

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 10:42 AM in Rotterdam and 9:42 AM in Lisbon.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Lisbon is 2179 km. It takes approximately 20 h 26 min to drive from Rotterdam to Lisbon.

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Vueling Airlines, KLM, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6280+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 19 min and costs 2€.

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