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Traveling from Lisbon to London by train

Looking to travel from Lisbon to London by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 36 hours 24 minutes to travel from Lisbon to London by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 36 hours 24 minutes though. You'll usually find 1 train per day running along the 1587 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 6 changes during the journey to London, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with Eurostar, TGV or SNCF on your way to London, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Lisbon to London start from $238.94 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to London by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Lisbon to London by train

It takes an average of 36h 24m to travel from Lisbon to London by train, over a distance of around 986 miles (1587 km). There are normally 1 train per day traveling from Lisbon to London and tickets for this journey start from $238.94 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 36h 24m
PriceFrom $238.94
Distance986 miles (1587 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train08:15
Last train08:15
Departure stationLisbon
Arrival stationLondon
Changes6 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, SNCF, Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF, Rede Expressos

Lisbon to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lisbon to London for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:15 20:39 36h 24m, 6 changes

SNCF, Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF and TGV trains from Lisbon to London

You can travel from Lisbon to London on SNCF, Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF and TGV trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Lisbon to London

The price of train tickets from Lisbon to London starts at $238.94 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lisbon to London by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Lisbon to London

Want to know more about your journey from Lisbon to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lisbon to London take?

The average journey time by train between Lisbon and London is 36 hours and 24 minutes, with around 1 train per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lisbon and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lisbon to London is 36 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Lisbon to London cost?

Train tickets from Lisbon to London can start from as little as $238.94 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lisbon to London?

No, there are no direct train services from Lisbon to London. Travelling from Lisbon to London by train will require a minimum of 6 changes.

What time does the first train from Lisbon to London leave?

The first train from Lisbon to London leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lisbon to London leave?

The last train from Lisbon to London leaves at 08:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lisbon and London by train?

Trains travelling from Lisbon to London cover a distance of around 986 miles (1587 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Lisbon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lisbon to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/05/2020 for travel on 04/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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