There are 8 ways to get from Zürich 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 Zurich  •  5 h 11 min

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

$58 - $290

7 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 20 min

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

$107 - $385

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 47 min

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

$136 - $490

Train, bus  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisboa - 7 Rios

$283 - $408

Train  •  35 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Vigo-Guixar Hot / ...
  5. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  6. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$376 - $573

Bus Eurolines CH  •  36 h 45 min

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

$160 - $200

Bus Eurolines FR  •  38 h 32 min

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

$216 - $362

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lisbon 1332.4 miles

$300 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 280 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 280 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Lisboa - Sete Rios. Services depart three times a day, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 36 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Genève, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 14 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Lisbon is 1723 km. The road distance is 2131.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 28 min and costs SFr 270 - SFr 400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Zürich to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Zürich to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Lisbon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 360 - SFr 550 and takes 35 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 190 and takes 36 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1076.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

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

TAP Portugal, Swiss and 11 other airlines fly from Zürich to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Lisbon via Genève, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona Sants, Vigo-Guixar, and Porto(Campanha) in around 35 h 14 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
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 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Geneva to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.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 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 Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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
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
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
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
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
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 - $210
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $33
1st Class
$35 - $60
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
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
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 Lisboa - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
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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