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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 Jan 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:35PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h35 07:10PMLisbon Portela Airport
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04:35PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h35 07:10PMLisbon Portela Airport
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06:30PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h35 09:05PMLisbon Portela Airport
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02:30PMLondon Gatwick Airport6h30 09:00PMLisbon Portela Airport
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12:25PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h45 03:10PMLisbon Portela Airport
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Travel Information from London to Lisbon

distanceDistance983 miles (1585 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$19 - $224
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $19 (€15) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $19 (€15) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Travel 983 miles (1585 km) by flight or bus between London and Lisbon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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 traveling 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.

Traveling from London toLisbon

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Lisbon

Travel to Lisbon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Lisbon.

Does Portugal have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Lisbon from London?

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 traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

All travelers 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 1/27/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from London to Lisbon.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Lisbon, Portugal?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Portugal?

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

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

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 1/27/22. 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 London from Lisbon.

What are the ways to get from London to Lisbon?

You can travel to Lisbon from London 2 different ways: flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from London to Lisbon is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $19 (€15) compared to other travel options to Lisbon:

Taking a flight is usually $205 (€170) less than taking a bus to Lisbon, which costs on average $224 (€185) 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 45 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

What is the distance from London to Lisbon?

You should expect to travel around 983 miles (1585 km) between London and Lisbon.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Lisbon?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lisbon Portela Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and tend to arrive in Lisbon, Gare Rodoviaria Sete Rios.

Which travel companies can take me from London to Lisbon?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Lisbon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Ryanair can take you to Lisbon by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from London to Lisbon for $19 (€15).
  • Flixbus can get you to Lisbon by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from London to Lisbon for $224 (€185) on Omio.

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

Omio customers who travel from London to Lisbon often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Porto or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lisbon and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I book my London to Lisbon one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling 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:

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $19 (€15) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $224 (€185) one way on average.

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.