How to travel from Lisbon to Barcelona

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from Lisbon to Barcelona

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

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To get from Lisbon to Barcelona on Dec 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Barcelona from Lisbon

distanceDistance623 miles (1005 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $373
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 26 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $373 (€340) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or TAP Portugal

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 623 miles (1005 km) from Lisbon to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa or TAP Portugal among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Lisbon to Barcelona.

 How to Travel from Lisbon to Barcelona?

If you wish to travel from Lisbon to Barcelona, you will find that there are two available methods of transportation. Traveling by bus or by plane are the most convenient ways to reach Barcelona from Lisbon. The bus typically takes around 19 hours and 41 minutes with routes operating every day of the week. On the other hand, traveling by plane would only take 1 hour and 55 minutes and also offers departures every day. 

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Lisbon to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to Barcelona is generally by using the plane. Nonetheless, this depends on when you book your ticket. If you book just a few days in advance, buses might be more affordable. It is important to keep in mind that most bus routes require at least one transfer and the average journey can about a day. There are usually 33 bus trips per day, and they are operated by Eurolines, Alsa and FlixBus. Flights conveniently take you directly from Lisbon to Barcelona in just a few hours. There are a little over 30 flights per day, and the routes are operated by Air Europa, Iberia, KLM, PGA, TAP Portugal, and Vueling.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Lisbon to Barcelona?

The fastest way to travel from Lisbon and Barcelona is undoubtedly by plane. If you would opt for taking a bus to the final destination, not only would you encounter at least one transfer on average, but a journey by bus that lasts around 20 hours or more. On the other hand, planes conveniently depart from Lisbon Portela Airport (LPA) and arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) in two hours. 

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Travel from Lisbon to Barcelona by Bus

Traveling by bus from Lisbon to Barcelona is quite simple. You will find that the first buses will usually depart at around 6:00 a.m. with the last ones leaving at 9:30 p.m. You can catch a bus from multiple stations around the city, including Lisbon Gare Oriente, Aeropuerto Lisboa, Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado and Lisbon Sete Rios. In Barcelona, you will have the choice to arrive in Barcelona Estación Nord and Barcelona Sants Station, and the city center can be conveniently reached by subway or bus from either station. The average journey takes 19 hours and 40 minutes. There are usually about 33 buses that leave daily with at least one connection. Travelers will be able to choose between a number of operators, including FlixBus, Euroline, and Alsa.

Travel from Lisbon to Barcelona by Plane

The quickest and most convenient way to travel the route from Lisbon to Barcelona is by plane. You will find that about 30 to 40 planes are traveling directly or with one layover daily, with an average journey time of two hours. You will depart from the Lisbon Portela Airport (LPA) and arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), both of which are conveniently located just a short bus or metro ride from the city center. The flights are operated by Air Europa, Iberia, KLM, PGA, TAP Portugal, and Vueling. Vueling is the flight operator that caters the cheapest and fastest routes.​

How to get from Lisbon to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Lisbon to Barcelona, 87,78% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs

Travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Barcelona from Lisbon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona, Spain from Lisbon?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lisbon and Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Lisbon, Portugal from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Portugal from Spain?

Entry into Portugal is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Portugal from Spain?

Requirements for reentering Portugal:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Portugal?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Portugal to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Lisbon, Portugal was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lisbon from Barcelona.

There are 4 ways to travel from Lisbon to Barcelona including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Barcelona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€5) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is $97 (€88) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Lisbon to Barcelona costing on average $102 (€93).

A train is $368 (€335) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Lisbon to Barcelona costing on average $373 (€340).

The fastest way from Lisbon to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 16 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 26 h 9 min.

The distance is approximately 623 miles (1005 km) from Lisbon to Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Lisbon to Barcelona is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Lisbon to Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Lisbon to Barcelona:

  • Buses mostly leave from Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios and tend to arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights most often depart from Lisbon at Lisbon Portela Airport and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Lisboa - Oriente and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • You can go to Barcelona from Lisbon by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $102 (€93) with Alsa from Lisbon to Barcelona on Omio.
  • You can travel between Lisbon and Barcelona by flight with TAP Portugal. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $373 (€340) with TAP Portugal from Lisbon to Barcelona.

Yes, there are direct routes from Lisbon to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Alsa or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct flights with Vueling or TAP Portugal.

Direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

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

When planning your trip from Lisbon to Barcelona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $102 (€93) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $373 (€340) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $5 (€5) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lisbon to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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