There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, night train 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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Fly from Zurich  •  5h 28m

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

62€ - 323€

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lisbon (LIS) BSL - LIS

108€ - 284€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lisbon (LIS) GVA - LIS

116€ - 421€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lisbon (LIS) STR - LIS

147€ - 455€

Train, bus via Geneva  •  28h 52m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Lisboa Oriente 251

156€ - 251€

Bus  •  36h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios N1156

107€ - 128€

Train, bus  •  38h 14m

  1. Take the train from Baden to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Lisboa Estação do Oriente

134€ - 223€

Train, night train  •  25h 17m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Hendaye to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia 313

267€ - 366€

Drive  •  20h 15m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lisbon 2139.7 km

270€ - 410€

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to bus which costs SFr 110 - SFr 140 and takes 36h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 350 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia via Bercy, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 17m.

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The distance between Zürich and Lisbon is 1723 km. The road distance is 2139.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus via Geneva which takes 28h 52m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Zürich to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Zürich to Lisbon train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 28m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 140 and takes 36h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Zürich. It is currently 3:14 AM in Zürich and 2:14 AM in Lisbon.

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  • Distance: 1722.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Lisbon, Portugal?

Swiss, TAP Portugal and nine other airlines fly from Zürich to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios twice a week. Tickets cost 100€ - 130€ and the journey takes 36h 35m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 350€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 380€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 370€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 370€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 1500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 1000€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 500€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 450€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Baden to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Night train from Hendaye to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Geneva to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Zurich to Lisbon, Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
36h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Lisboa Estação do Oriente
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 160€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Zürich to Lisbon train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lisbon is 2140 km. It takes approximately 20h 15m to drive from Zürich to Lisbon.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 7603+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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