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from Lisbon to London

You can get from Lisbon to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lisbon to London on 19 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:10Lisbon Portela Airport2h40 09:50London Gatwick Airport
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07:35Lisbon Portela Airport25h25 09:00London Gatwick Airport
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12:30Lisbon Portela Airport4h45 17:15London Heathrow Airport
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08:35Lisbon Portela Airport2h50 11:25London Heathrow Airport
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09:45Lisbon Portela Airport2h55 12:40London Heathrow Airport
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Travel Information from Lisbon to London

distanceDistance983 miles (1585 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £78 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

Travel 983 miles (1585 km) by flight to London from Lisbon. EasyJet is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Lisbon to London.

How to Travel from Lisbon to London

The journey from Lisbon to London is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. The trip between these two busy capital cities is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus, train or plane. Depending on the mode of transit and time of departure, journey times vary substantially. Key departure points in Lisbon include Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and the airport. Bus and plane journeys from Lisbon to London are available 7 days a week.

What is the best way to travel from Lisbon to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to London

Flying is the cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to London, and booking in advance helps offset the cost of plane tickets. Taking the bus from Lisbon to London, although possible, is a long 36-hour journey. The trip does not involve any changes and can be a good way to see the surronding landscape of the almost 1000 mile ride. The bus route is mainly provided by ALSA and makes the journey 4 times a day.

Fastest way to travel from Lisbon to London

Flying is the fastest way to travel from Lisbon to London. Vueling, KLM, Iberia, Austrian, Air France and Alitalia all offer one-stop flights, which make stops in a variety of connecting cities including Amsterdam and Paris, in order to break down the length of each flight. All of these airlines offer a large selection of flights that depart daily, sometimes less than an hour apart, that take anywhere from 6 to 12 hours to arrive in London. However, for those who prefer a direct flight, a journey with TapPortugal will take no more than 3 hours, with around 8 flights each day departing at 2-hour intervals.

Most popular way to travel from Lisbon to London

Situated around 984 miles apart, taking the plane is the most popular option for traveling from Lisbon to London. Regular flights depart from Lisbon and arrive at Gatwick and Heathrow airport within 3 hours, depending on whether the flight is direct. Flying is especially convient for travelers landing in Gatwick and Heathrow, because both are easily to reach the city center from. The Heathrow express train departs from Paddington and arrives at Heathrow, whereas the Gatwick express train departs from Victoria in central London and arrives at Gatwick. Both trains offer continuous departures throughout the day.

Attractions in London

London receives the most international arrivals out of any city in the world. Some of London's main attractions include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the British Museum, the Tate Modern and Wembley Stadium as well as Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lisbon to London

Travel to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lisbon to London.

Is cross-border travel to London, United Kingdom from Lisbon, Portugal currently allowed?

Travel between Lisbon, Portugal and London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Portugal enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Lisbon?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 17/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to London from Lisbon.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Lisbon, Portugal from London, United Kingdom?

The current restriction level for returning to Lisbon, Portugal from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lisbon, Portugal from London, United Kingdom?

Reentering Portugal is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lisbon from London?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Which rules do I need to follow in Lisbon, Portugal regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Portugal must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 17/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lisbon from London here.

How do I go from Lisbon to London?

You can travel between Lisbon and London by flight.

What is the fastest way to get from Lisbon to London?

A flight is the fastest way to get from Lisbon to London with an average travel time for this journey around 2 h 40 min.

How far is London from Lisbon?

You should expect to travel around 983 miles (1585 km) from Lisbon to London.

When going from Lisbon to London, where do I depart from Lisbon and where do I arrive in London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lisbon to London:

  • Most travellers take a flight from Lisbon Portela Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Lisbon to London?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to London from Lisbon:

  • You can travel from Lisbon to London by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £78 with easyJet from Lisbon to London.

Is there a way to travel directly from Lisbon to London?

Yes, there is a direct service from Lisbon to London:

  • You can find direct flights to take to London with easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways or wizz air uk.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Lisbon to London?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lisbon to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lisbon and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

When should I book a ticket between Lisbon and London online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to London from Lisbon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £78 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to London from Lisbon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.