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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  •  5 h 24 min

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

$73 - $296

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 35 min

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

$113 - $391

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 56 min

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

$139 - $491

Train, bus  •  23 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lisbon - 7 Rios

$261 - $312

Bus Eurolines CH  •  36 h 45 min

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

$150 - $190

Bus Eurolines FR  •  38 h 16 min

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

$219 - $354

Train, night train  •  26 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  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 Hendaye Tgv
  5. Take the night train from Hendaye to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$377 - $557

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lisbon 1332.4 miles

$300 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 300 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 300 and takes 5 h 24 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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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 23 h 50 min and costs SFr 260 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Zürich to Lisbon, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 190 and takes 36 h 45 min.

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

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Zürich to Lisbon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lisboa - Sete Rios station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1076.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

TAP Portugal, easyJet and 11 other airlines fly from Zürich to Lisbon hourly. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Lisbon 3 times a day. Tickets cost $150 - $190 and the journey takes 36 h 45 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Basel to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 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
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Lisbon via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Lisbon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
$80 - $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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
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 - $200
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
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
$85 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Hendaye to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lisbon - 7 Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice 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
$150 - $190
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 - $280
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Zürich. It is currently 3:03 PM in Zürich and 2:03 PM in Lisbon.

Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lisbon is 2132 km. It takes approximately 20 h 17 min to drive from Zürich to Lisbon.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6794+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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