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There are 11 ways to get from Scotland to Portugal by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, night train, car 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.

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Fly Edinburgh to Porto  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Porto (OPO) EDI - OPO

$61 - $290

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Fly Edinburgh to Lisbon  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Lisbon (LIS) EDI - LIS

$76 - $303

Fly Glasgow to Lisbon  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Lisbon (LIS) GLA - LIS

$70 - $361

Fly Glasgow to Porto  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Porto (OPO) GLA - OPO

$75 - $318

Train, bus via Bordeaux-St-Jean  •  27 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisbon - 7 Rios

$451 - $778

Train, bus Eurolines NL  •  40 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Lisboa - Sete Rios

$269 - $460

Bus, bus and ferry  •  44 h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station M11
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Lisboa Oriente

$250 - $435

Train, car ferry, night train  •  46 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  4. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$383 - $827

Train, night train  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv
  4. Take the night train from Hendaye to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$543 - $925

Drive, car ferry  •  36 h 20 min

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

$295 - $691

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  26 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lisbon

$550 - $735

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Portugal is to fly which costs £45 - £230 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Portugal is to fly which costs £45 - £230 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Rua Da Palma via London Victoria, Lille and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h.

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The distance between Scotland and Portugal is 1177 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Portugal without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 38 min and costs £340 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Scotland to Portugal, including transfers.

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Scotland to Portugal bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Scotland to Portugal bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Lisboa Oriente station.

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KLM, Transavia Holland, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Porto Airport.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Portugal.
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  • Distance: 1176.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Scotland and Portugal?

Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Matosinhos every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,100 - $6,000
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $8,500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 - $200
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Hendaye to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisbon - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Lille to Lisboa - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
30 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
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 Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
28 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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