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from London to Lisbon

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

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To get from London to Lisbon on 29 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:25London Luton Airport2h50 21:15Lisbon Portela Airport
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£521One-way
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18:25London Luton Airport2h50 21:15Lisbon Portela Airport
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£521One-way
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17:50London Stansted Airport2h40 20:30Lisbon Portela Airport
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£731One-way
15:40London Stansted Airport2h40 18:20Lisbon Portela Airport
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£731One-way
19:45London Heathrow Airport2h45 22:30Lisbon Portela Airport
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£1281One-way

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Travel Information to Lisbon from London

distanceDistance983 miles (1585 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £48 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

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

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Travel from London to Lisbon

General Information about the journey from London to Lisbon

Situated around 984 miles apart, taking the plane is the fastest and most convenient option for travelling from London to Lisbon. Regular flights depart from Gatwick and Heathrow airport in London and arrive at Lisbon airport within 3 hours, dependent upon whether the flight is direct or containing stops. Gatwick and Heathrow are both easily accessible, only adding to the convenience of this form of travel. 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.

There is frequent travel from London to Lisbon and passengers can choose from relevant transport such as buses, trains, and flights. Flights are the most common and the most frequent option of choice, averaging at 5h 30min for a direct route, depending on which departing airport you choose to fly from. Alternatively, a bus will take 34h and a train will take 23h 30min. These durations can differ depending on certain factors. Transport with either buses or trains will need stopovers and connecting options during their journey to Lisbon.

About Lisbon

Lisbon is a great destination to visit for those returning but also those who have never been before. The currency used in Lisbon is euros. If you are wanting to exchange your money into this relevant currency, then you can find applicable places to do so in a variety of London’s departing locations that serve transports to Lisbon. Just some of these places include Heathrow, Stansted, St Pancras, and more. Those who are wanting to dine in Lisbon with a variety of great restaurants will find a selection of different operating times, but the most popular time of closure is 6:00 p.m. and an opening time of 12:00 p.m. The top months to visit Lisbon for peak weather is during the months of June and July.

Public transport in Lisbon

Those who are visiting Lisbon will find a variety of public transport available to them. The most popular use of transport used by most visitors, tourists, and residents is the use of trams. Trams are the method for getting around Lisbon and are also a great tourist attraction. Alternatively, other popular public transport consists of buses, the suburban train, the metro, and the ferry. If you’re a passenger aboard a flight to Lisbon from London and are wanting to reach Lisbon’s city centre directly from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) then expect that the journey will take approximately 21min. Simply take the Vm Train towards Sāo Sebastiāo directly from the airport and depart at Oriente. From this station, you’ll walk just 2min to reach Estaçāo de Orient Station and take the IC 720 Bus towards Lisboa – Santa Apolonia and depart at Santa Apolónia.

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Important bus & train stations, airports to Lisbon?

Arrival bus, train, flight station, airport: The London to Lisbon distance can be reached from a variety of arrival destinations that passengers can choose from. The arriving airport in Lisbon that will serve all your flights from London is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS.) This airport is just 3.7 miles (6 km) from the city centre. Alternatively, buses and coaches will commonly either reach Lisboa – Santa Apolonia or Lisboa – Sete Rios. Lisboa Santa Apolonia is just 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from the city centre and Lisboa – Sete Rios is 3.1 miles (5 km). Lastly, Lisbon’s main train station that your trains from London will reach is commonly Santa Apolónia. This station is just 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from the city centre of Lisbon.

Which companies travel to Lisbon?

The London to Lisbon distance can be reached via some of the top leading coach, train, and airline companies on the market. Travelling via a flight to Lisbon from London, passengers will find the top and popular airlines flying the route like TAP Air Portugal, British Airways, Swiss, KLM, Ryanair, easyJet, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, as well as much more. These airlines offer both direct and connecting flights to Lisbon, all of which are efficient and punctual in their transfer. Alternatively, if you’re wanting a coach transfer instead then expect popular companies like FlixBus to accompany you on your route, ALSA, Traveleuro Tours & Travels, Bus RATP, Iberocoach, Rede Expressos, and more. All these coach providers require changes along the journey and do not offer a direct route. Those looking to travel via train will also only find travel that requires connections and the popular providers include Eurostar, Paris Metro, TGV inOui, SNCF, and Trenhotel Surexpreso.

Travelling from London to Lisbon

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 Lisbon. 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.

Taking the bus from London to Lisbon, although possible, is a long journey. However, for those who are time rich, the journey involves no changes and can be a good way to see the evolving landscape of the almost 1000 mile journey. The journey is mainly provided by ALSA and makes the journey 4 times a day.

FlixBus bus to Lisbon

FlixBus is one of the leading coach providers that covers all of the UK, as well as Europe. When you travel with FlixBus, you won’t find a direct route but will instead find routes that require a few stopovers or connecting routes. FlixBus is most likely to take you on the final leg of your journey and from popular destinations like Bilbao to your destination of Lisbon. This journey is approximately 10h 55min.

ALSA bus to Lisbon

Companies like ALSA are very popular and run frequently. Passengers will not find direct routes to Lisbon from London with ALSA but instead will find a route that requires stopovers. ALSA are most likely to take you from your departing destination to a destination where you’ll then take another train or coaching provider. Popular departing locations are usually from Londres Victoria Coach Station and passengers will find themselves reaching the location of Bilbao.

Traveleuro Tours & Travels bus to Lisbon

The coaching provider, Traveleuro Tours & Travels, are one of the companies that will take you from your departing location to a destination within Europe that you’ll then pick up a suitable transfer to take you on the next leg of your journey. Passengers will find that this coaching company will take them from the departing location of London Victoria to reach popular locations like Paris Bercy.

Eurostar train to Lisbon

Eurostar is one of the leading train companies, not only in the UK but most of Europe as well. To Lisbon from London via train will require a few transfers until you can reach your destination. Passengers will find that the Eurostar will take them across the border to Paris Nord from the popular departing locations in London, also known as St Pancras. This station is one of the most popular stations in all the UK and sees trains depart and arrive frequently.

Paris Metro train to Lisbon

Passengers will require a short transfer to get from destinations like Paris Nord to the next destination where they’ll get their next train transfer, which is most likely from Montparnasse-Bienvenue. This short-haul journey averages at just 16min. Passengers can find that these trains run every few hours and are very easy to find.

TGV inOui train to Lisbon

A passenger will find a selection of train providers that will take them on their route to Lisbon from London. The route will require a few changes and one change is with the leading train provider, TGV inOui. Passengers with this leading provider should find that this company will take them from popular destinations like Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to the popular destination of Hendaye where you’ll then take a different provider of the train. This train should take 4h 40min.

British Airways flight to Lisbon

British Airways are one of the major leading airlines that cover the distance to Lisbon from London. Passengers will find that the airline flies from popular London airports like London City (LCY), Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN), and Stansted (STN.) However, its most popular departing airports are Stansted, Heathrow, and Gatwick. The average duration for a British Airways direct flight is 2h 45min with British Airways. This flight time can vary depending on where you choose to depart from and mostly all British Airways flights are direct.

TAP Air Portugal flight to Lisbon

Passengers who fly with TAP Air Portugal can find either direct flights or flights that require stopovers to Lisbon from London. A passenger can choose from either a direct flight or flights that require either one or two stopovers. Depending on where you choose to stop over, expect an average duration of 5h 45min, including layover time. Popular departing locations include Heathrow (LHR), London City (LCY), among others.

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Aer Lingus flight to Lisbon

Aer Lingus is most popular from airports like London City (LCY.) They are also most frequent with flights that require stopovers. The flights are most commonly served Monday to Friday. Passengers looking to travel with Aer Lingus to Lisbon can expect the average duration for connecting flights with two locations to be 9h, including layover time, and a flight with just one stopover to be 7h 30min. This duration can differ depending on a number of factors. Flights are most frequent during the week with limited capacity flying on the weekend.

Travel to Lisbon – travel tips

Lisbon is extremely versatile and has lots of offerings for every person that are intending to visit. No matter if you’re planning to travel with friends or family, you’ll find suitable landmarks, venues, and attractions that are appealing to everyone. Consider visiting some of the top attractions and landmarks like Lisbon Cathedral, MAAT, LxFactory, Oceanário de Lisboa, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Carmo Convent, National Coach Museum, Sanctuary of Christ the King, Lisbon Zoo, Queluz National Palace, Rua Augusta, as well as much more.

Lisbon is well-known for its number of exciting landmarks and attractions that contribute to the city’s history and make Lisbon the exciting city that it is today. Alternatively, if you’re planning to visit with friends or family and are looking for the top venues, such as nightclubs, then visit some of the leading clubs like Dock’s Club, Club Noir, LuxFrágil, Incógnito, Ministerium Club, Sabotage, Metropolis Club, Europa, Kremlin, MusicBox Lisboa, among others. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Lisbon, you’ll be quickly anticipating your return.

London to Lisbon

How to find cheap tickets to Lisbon?

  • The London to Lisbon distance is only considered short-haul and passengers aboard any transport, whether flight, car or train, will find budget-friendly fares at low prices. However, there are also several money-saving tips that will allow passengers to find the best prices available to them for their trip.

  • One useful tip is by altering your travel by just a few days. When planning your trip, altering your dates by as little as a few days could decrease the price of your ticket. This is because certain days of the week can increase the price of your ticket, especially Saturdays and Sundays. Alternatively, a person looking to visit Lisbon from London can save further money by booking with enough time in advance. Booking weeks and months in advance will mean that you’re not facing last-minute inflation of prices.

Travelling from London to Lisbon

Plane

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 Lisbon. 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.

Buses

Taking the bus from London to Lisbon, although possible, is a long journey. However, for those who are time rich, the journey involves no changes and can be a good way to see the evolving landscape of the almost 1000 mile journey. The journey is mainly provided by ALSA and makes the journey 4 times a day.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Lisbon, Portugal if I’m coming from London, United Kingdom?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Lisbon, Portugal is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lisbon from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lisbon, Portugal from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lisbon, Portugal?

The government of Portugal has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 27/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from London to Lisbon closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Lisbon, Portugal?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 26/10/2021. 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 London from Lisbon here.

How do I travel between London and Lisbon?

Travel London to Lisbon by flight.

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

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

How many miles from London to Lisbon would I travel?

The London to Lisbon distance is approximately 983 miles (1585 km).

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Lisbon?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from London to Lisbon depart from London Heathrow Airport to Lisbon Portela Airport.
Who can get me from London to Lisbon?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Lisbon, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • EasyJet can take you to Lisbon by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from London to Lisbon for £48.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Lisbon ends?
Omio customers who travel from London to Lisbon often also extend their holiday to go to Madrid, Porto or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lisbon and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy my London to Lisbon ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Lisbon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £48 one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Lisbon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.