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How to Get to Lisbon

Lisbon, as capital of Portugal, is an accessible city. These are the easiest ways to get there from various parts of the world:


Traveling from the U.S.

Flying over Lisbon
Flying over Lisbon

In spring and summer several airline companies offer direct flights from various cities in the U.S. to Lisbon:

Traveling from Canada

Various carriers offer non-stop flights between Toronto and Montreal and Lisbon:

From spring 2017, Tap Portugal offers nonstop flights between Toronto and Lisbon.

Air Canada and Air Transat also offer direct flights during the warmest months of the year.

Traveling from Australia

No airlines fly directly from Australia to Lisbon. The following carriers offer interesting connecting flights between various cities in Australia and Portugal’s capital:

Traveling from the UK

If you are living in the United Kingdom and are organizing a trip to Lisbon, there are numerous low-cost carriers from various parts of the country to Portugal’s capital. A flight from London to Lisbon takes two and a half hours. 

  • Easyjet: flies to Lisbon from Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick and London Luton. Flights cost £30 or less.
  • British Airways: flies from London Heathrow, and in just two and a half hours you’re in Lisbon. Flights cost minimum £50.
  • Ryanair: flies from London STN, Manchester, Glasgow. Flights cost £20 or less.

If you are landing at Lisbon Airport, check out our article on the best ways to get from the Airport to the city centre:

  • Aeropuerto de Lisboa Lisbon Aiport (LIS) is the largest airport in Portugal and the main hub of TAP Portugal.

By Train

How to get to Lisbon, map
Lisbon on a map

If you plan to travel around Portugal, you might want to think about traveling by train. A journey between Porto and Lisbon takes 3 hours.

If you are traveling from Spain to Lisbon, you can take a night train that leaves every day from Madrid. The journey takes 10 hours and costs minimum 60€. This means of transportation is the slowest and least economic, but you might prefer it to a plane.

By Car

If you are exploring the Iberian Peninsula by car, we recommend you use Google Maps. Both Portugal and Spain have good highways, making it easy to get around.