How to get to Lisbon

Lisbon is located roughly half way down the west coast of Portugal and is easily accessed via a variety of travel methods. It is, after all, the capital and biggest city in the entire country, boasting an infinite number of places to go and people to see.

As Lisbon is definitely the place to be, here we provide you all the details of how to get to Lisbon from other areas of Portugal, as well as from elsewhere on the continent and beyond.

Whether you are travelling from Coimbra to Lisbon, Porto to Lisbon or from the Algarve to Lisbon, there are many options available to you. Travelling to Lisbon by train is one of the most popular means of transport from Spain and Portugal.

There are direct services from most major cities and from across the Iberian Peninsula. Travel to Lisbon by train is cost effective and provides a fascinating view of the Portuguese countryside en route. For more information on tickets, schedules, routes, stops, and other details, please refer to the CP – Comboios de Portugal website.

There are bus services from Coimbra to Lisbon, Porto to Lisbon, and the Algarve to Lisbon, as well as from smaller cities across the country. Travelling to Lisbon by bus is also a popular option if you are arriving from outside the country, with services to Lisbon by bus running from as far afield as Madrid, Paris and London. For more information on this, you can check out such websites as Eurolines or CostaSur.

Of course if you are arriving from outside Portugal, travelling to Lisbon by plane is quick and easy, and there are several low-cost and national air travel providers to choose from. Travelling to Lisbon by plane from the UK takes around two hours depending on your airport of origin.

For further information about how to get to Lisbon, particularly by plane, check out our Lisbon Airport information page for air travel facilities and our Useful Contacts page for bus and train information.

Regardless of the method you’ve chosen to reach this lovely city, make sure you make the right call for you and your family, so you can take the best of your vacation.