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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $120.86
  2. 30 day advance $232.71
  3. 7 day advance $237.85
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    22hr 49m

Travelling from London to Lisbon by train

Fast trains from London to Lisbon take around 22 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,582 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Lisbon.

Are there direct trains from London to Lisbon?

Journeys between London and Lisbon usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from London to Lisbon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 8 departures.

How long is the train journey from London to Lisbon?

The London to Lisbon train travel time is normally about 22 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the London to Lisbon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lisbon is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.

What's the London to Lisbon train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Lisbon are $120.86.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $232 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $237. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book London to Lisbon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Lisbon by train.

Which train companies operate between London and Lisbon?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Lisbon, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • TGV
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Lisbon to London

Other journeys to Lisbon View all journeys to Lisbon

  1. London to Lisbon by train is an easy journey, one that can be accomplished in just under 24 hours. The obvious route is via Paris and then on over the Spanish border at Hendaye / Irun. Leaving London at breakfast time and with a quick change in Paris, you'll be at the Spanish border by early evening - just in time to connect at Irun onto the Sud Expresso (also sometimes called SUREX) night train which runs overnight to Lisbon.

    If you are making this journey from Portugal towards Irun, note that the night train from Lisbon continues beyond Irun over the border bridge to terminate at Hendaye, the first station in France. A high-speed TGV service departs for Paris just over one hour after the overnight train from Lisbon pulls into Hendaye.

    One alternative favoured by many travellers is to break the journey in Spain. Travel from London to Barcelona and then continue at your leisure via Madrid to Lisbon. But bear in mind that the only direct trains from Madrid to Lisbon are overnight services. The Madrid to Lisbon hotel train is called the Lusitania. It departs from both the Spanish and Portuguese capitals just after nine in the evening.

    London to Paris

    The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Montparnasse

    Cross Paris by Métro from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse. To do so, head underground and follow the signs from the Eurostar platform to Métro line 4. Take the Métro in the direction of Porte d'Orléans or Mairie de Montrouge, which will get you straight to Montparnasse Bienvenüe in about 25 minutes. You should note that there's a 700m walk, along a moving walkway and up stairs and escalators, between the Métro at Montparnasse and the mainline station. We recommend allowing at least 45mins for the entire transfer.

    If you arrive at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Métro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Irun

    The TGV high-speed train from Paris to Irun departs from Paris Montparnasse station. The journey starts with a very fast non-stop run from Paris to Bordeaux. Thereafter the pace slows. Beyond Bordeaux the train traverses the forested landscapes of Landes, eventually reaching the Atlantic coast at Biarritz. There are occasional glimpses of the sea (to the right) in the final 20 minutes of the journey to Hendaye.

    After the last stop in France at Hendaye, the train crosses the border into Spain to terminate in Irun, the first station in Spain. Additional train services run from Paris to Hendaye, from where a frequent light-rail service (part of the Basque Metro Donostialdea network) makes the four-minute journey across the bridge to Irun.

    Irun to Lisbon (night train)

    The overnight train from Irun to Lisbon is a useful option for travellers heading to the Portuguese capital from Paris, London or many other cities in France, the Low Countries, Germany and Switzerland. Transfer at Irun from the French TGV onto the Trenhotel service is quick and simple. On arrival in Lisbon, the train stops first at Lisbon Oriente and then ten minutes later at Lisbon Santa Apolónia. The latter is more convenient for the heart of the old city.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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