There are 11 ways to get from Switzerland to Lisbon by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Geneva  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lisbon (LIS) GVA - LIS

$54 - $345

10 alternative options

Fly from Zurich  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lisbon (LIS) ZRH - LIS

$67 - $291

Fly from Basel  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lisbon (LIS) BSL - LIS

$73 - $324

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lisbon (LIS) MXP - LIS

$80 - $282

Train to Lyon, fly  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lisbon (LIS) LYS - LIS

$99 - $317

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Monza
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Lisbon (LIS) BGY - LIS

$69 - $368

Train, bus  •  22 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  4. Take the bus from Madrid to Lisbon

$336 - $457

Train  •  36 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  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

$507 - $632

Bus Eurolines CH  •  37 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lisboa - Sete Rios

$169 - $215

Bus Eurolines FR  •  39 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Lisboa Oriente

$217 - $368

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lisbon 1332.4 miles

$300 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 330 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 330 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Zürich HB, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 4 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Lisbon is 1673 km. The road distance is 2131.8 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 54 min and costs SFr 320 - SFr 440.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Switzerland to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Lisbon train services, operated by TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 4 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 480 - SFr 650 and takes 36 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 210 and takes 37 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1045.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Lisbon, Portugal?

Swiss, easyJet and seven other airlines fly from Geneva to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Lisbon via Zürich HB, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar, and Porto(Campanha) in around 36 h 4 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Lisbon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Lisbon via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Lisbon via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lisbon via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
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
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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 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
Bus operators
Avanza Grupo
Phone
+34 (0) 91 272 28 32
Email
informacion@avanzabus.com
Website
avanzabus.com
Bus from Madrid to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
avanzabus.com
Auto Res Express
$57
Auto Res Normal
$51
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Lisboa - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
32 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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