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There are 8 ways to get from Salamanca to Lisbon by bus, night train, train, night bus, rideshare, car, plane or towncar

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Bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Covilha N1155
  2. Take the bus from Covilha to Lisboa Sete Rios CitiExpress / ...

26€ - 33€

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Night train, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the night train from Salamanca to Guarda Trenhotel Surexpreso
  2. Take the train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

36€ - 52€

Night bus, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Salamanca to Coimbra N795
  2. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

31€ - 42€

Night train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the night train from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia Trenhotel Surexpreso

40€ - 55€

Rideshare  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Salamanca to Lisbon 470.4 km

29€

Drive  •  4h 31m

  1. Drive from Salamanca to Lisbon 470.8 km

55€ - 80€

Train to Madrid, fly  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lisbon (LIS) MAD - LIS

47€ - 107€

Bus, towncar to Porto, fly  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Guarda
  2. Take a town car from Guarda to Porto Airport
  3. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lisbon (LIS) OPO - LIS

247€ - 385€

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The cost-effective way to get from Salamanca to Lisbon is to rideshare, which costs 29€ and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Salamanca to Lisbon is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salamanca to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Salamanca and arriving at Lisboa Sete Rios via Covilha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 17m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salamanca and arriving at Santa Apolónia. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Salamanca and Lisbon is 388 km. The road distance is 470.8 km.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 7h 17m and costs 26€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Salamanca to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Salamanca to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salamanca station.

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Salamanca to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Salamanca station.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Salamanca to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 387.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Salamanca to Lisbon via Covilha in around 7h 17m. Alternatively, Comboios De Portugal operates a vehicle from Salamanca to Santa Apolónia once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 55€ and the journey takes 7h 33m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 180€
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 180€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
Train operators
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 Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
12€ - 17€
Train from Guarda to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
24€ - 35€
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
15€ - 22€
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€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salamanca to Covilha
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Covilha to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Covilha to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Schedules at
Citi 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 Salamanca to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salamanca to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€
Book at
blablacar.es
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Guarda to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
200€ - 250€
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VMTransfers

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Salamanca to Lisbon bus services, operated by Citi Express, arrive at Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Salamanca. It is currently 1:12 AM in Salamanca and 12:12 AM in Lisbon.

Salamanca to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salamanca to Lisbon is 471 km. It takes approximately 4h 31m to drive from Salamanca to Lisbon.

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Air Europa, Iberia, easyJet and TAP Portugal offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 4790+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salamanca and Lisbon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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