Unless you’re touring Europe by car, the most common ways to get to Lisbon are by flying and by train.
The quickest, cheapest, and most comfortable way to get to Lisbon is by plane. By booking in advance with one of the low-cost companies, you can buy flights from the main European capitals from €30 per flight.
The main low-cost airlines flying to Lisbon are Easjet, Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Transit, Blue Air, Bmibaby, Brussels Airlines, Condor, GermanWings, Transavia, and Vueling.
A transoceanic flight from New York costs from around €500. The rates from destinations further away, like Hong Kong, Tokyo or Singapore are rarely below €700.
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In the next part you can find information about Lisbon Airport, and how to get to the city centre.
If you are planning to travel around Portugal, the train is an option to bear in mind. Journeys between Porto and Lisbon take 3 hours.
If you visit Spain before travelling to Lisbon, there’s a night train that leaves daily from Madrid. The journey takes 10 hours, and the fares start at €60 per journey.
Travelling by train is the slowest and least economic option.