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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 21 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:05London Gatwick Airport11h20 08:25Lisbon Portela Airport
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21:05London Gatwick Airport11h20 08:25Lisbon Portela Airport
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21:05London Gatwick Airport9h00 06:05Lisbon Portela Airport
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21:05London Gatwick Airport10h55 08:00Lisbon Portela Airport
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17:25London Gatwick Airport13h25 06:50Lisbon Portela Airport
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21 May
£137Vueling
Sun
22 May
£117TAP Portugal
Mon
23 May
£123wizz air uk
Tue
24 May
£117TAP Portugal
Wed
25 May
£185Air Europa
Thu
26 May
£213Luxair
Fri
27 May
£262Luxair
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28 May
£237Vueling
Sun
29 May
£298wizz air uk
Mon
30 May
£195Air Europa
Tue
31 May
£144Air Europa
Wed
1 Jun
£156Eurowings
Thu
2 Jun
£167airmax
Fri
3 Jun
£91easyJet
Sat
4 Jun
£77Ryanair
Sun
5 Jun
£95wizz air uk
Mon
6 Jun
£52wizz air uk
Tue
7 Jun
£66easyJet
Wed
8 Jun
£41Ryanair
Thu
9 Jun
£78Ryanair

Travel Information to Lisbon from London

distanceDistance983 miles (1585 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£62 - £110
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £62 • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £62 • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Take a coach or flight to travel 983 miles (1585 km) from London to Lisbon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £62. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Lisbon.

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.

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FAQs

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

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

Can I enter Portugal if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lisbon if travelling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira

What measures do I need to follow in Lisbon, Portugal due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Portugal must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between London and Lisbon.

Are there restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Lisbon, Portugal due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Portugal is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Lisbon restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 18/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Lisbon closer to your date of departure here.

What are my London to Lisbon travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel to Lisbon from London including taking a coach or flight.

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

The cheapest way from London to Lisbon is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £62 compared to other travel options to Lisbon:

A flight journey is usually £48 less than a journey to Lisbon by coach, which costs on average £110 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from London to Lisbon?

The fastest way from London to Lisbon is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 35 min.

Other travel options from London to Lisbon can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 40 h 25 min   on average.

How far is Lisbon from London?

The distance from London to Lisbon 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 for travellers from London to Lisbon:

  • Flights most often depart from London at London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lisbon at Lisbon Portela Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from London to Lisbon?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Lisbon:

  • You can travel from London to Lisbon by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £110 with Flixbus from London to Lisbon.
  • You can travel between London and Lisbon by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £62 with Ryanair from London to Lisbon.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Lisbon?

Your journey from London to Lisbon doesn't have to end in Lisbon. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Porto or Paris. If you’d like to add Madrid, Porto or Paris to your London to Lisbon trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lisbon today!

How early should I purchase tickets to Lisbon from London online for 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 coach ticket is £110 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £62 one way on average for this journey.

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.