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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  5h 21m

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

44€ - 173€

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Lisbon (LIS) BSL - LIS

58€ - 235€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8h 13m

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

146€ - 301€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 57m

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

105€ - 256€

Bus  •  35h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
  2. Take the bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios RedeExpressos / ...

102€ - 134€

Bus, train  •  37h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Porto N1157
  2. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia Ic / ...

121€ - 152€

Train, night train  •  25h 10m

  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 Santa Apolónia

282€ - 396€

Drive  •  20h 4m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lisbon 2131.7 km

240€ - 360€

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International entry into Portugal from Switzerland

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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), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Switzerland.

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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 Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Lisbon 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 Switzerland from Portugal.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 200 and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 200 and takes 5h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Zürich and arriving at Lisboa Sete Rios via Porto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 38m.

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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 Santa Apolónia via Bercy, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 10m.

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The distance between Zürich and Lisbon is 1723 km. The road distance is 2131.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 35h 38m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Zürich to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Zürich to Lisbon bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Zürich station.

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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 21m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 150 and takes 35h 38m.

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  • Distance: 1722.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

TAP Portugal, Swiss and six other airlines fly from Zürich to Lisbon every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lisbon via Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto and Porto in around 35h 38m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 310€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 150€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
260€ - 2000€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Train operators
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
54 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 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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 Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
23€ - 35€
Night train from Hendaye to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zürich to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Schedules at
Citi Express
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 Bus Station to Porto
Ave. Duration
33h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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Zürich to Lisbon bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Zürich. It is currently 8:14 PM in Zürich and 7:14 PM in Lisbon.

Zürich to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Santa Apolónia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lisbon is 2132 km. It takes approximately 20h 4m to drive from Zürich to Lisbon.

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Lufthansa, easyJet, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1212+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at 75€ 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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