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There are 12 ways to get from Scotland to Portugal by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, night train, night bus, car or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Porto

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

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Fly Glasgow to Porto

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

Fly Edinburgh to Lisbon

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

Fly Aberdeen to Porto

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Porto (OPO)

Fly Glasgow to Lisbon

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

Fly Aberdeen to Lisbon

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Lisbon (LIS)

Train, bus

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

Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Lisbon

Train, car ferry, night train

  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
  4. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Santa Apolónia

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Santiago De Compostela
  3. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios

Drive, car ferry

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

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Scotland to Portugal by train, subway and bus

The journey time between Scotland and Portugal is around 2 days 2h and covers a distance of around 3108 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14h 13m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Scotland to Portugal service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Lisboa - Santa Apolonia. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
36h 36m
Layover time:
14h 13m
Total time:
2 days 2h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Journey distance:
3108 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€370
Carbon emissions:
294 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:40
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Scotland to Portugal train, subway and bus schedules

United Kingdom → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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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), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Portugal with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from United Kingdom

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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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 India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States

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Rules to follow in Portugal

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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.

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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 Portugal is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Portugal 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: 14 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Portugal is to fly which costs £26 - £150 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Portugal is to fly which costs £14 - £150 and takes 5h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Sul E Sueste via London, Lille, Paris and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 20m.

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The distance between Scotland and Portugal is 1883 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Portugal without a car is to train and bus which takes 39h 24m and costs £310 - £950.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m 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 2h 40m.

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Scotland to Portugal bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Ryanair, British Airways and easyJet 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: 1882.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Scotland and Portugal?

Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways fly from Edinburgh to Porto once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Jersey, Bristol
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €450
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €450
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €450
Flights from Aberdeen to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Belfast (Aldergrove), Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Aberdeen to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Aberdeen to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €430
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Aberdeen to Porto via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Aberdeen to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Aberdeen to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Aberdeen to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€14 - €90
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €150
Flights from Aberdeen to Porto via Faro
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Aberdeen to Porto via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
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
Train from Braga to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€28 - €40
Night train from Valladolid Campo Grande Station to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€45 - €70
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 Santander to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
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
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to Braga
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
Megabus UK
Night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €45
Website
Megabus UK
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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 Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 days 7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€190 - €270
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
alsa.com
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios Station
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
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 - €330
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€75 - €95
Car
€230 - €330

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