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How to travel from Lisbon to Porto by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Lisbon to Porto? Look no further.

There are around 17 trains per day running between Lisbon and Porto, which usually take 3 hours 46 minutes to complete the 170 miles (274 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 15 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Porto from Lisbon, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Lisbon to Porto if you book in advance. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Lisbon to Porto by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 15m


170 miles (274 km)


17 trains per day


1 change

Train and bus operators

Gipsyy, Flixbus, Renex, Rede Expressos, Citi Express

Lisbon to Porto train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lisbon to Porto for Tuesday 23rd April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:30 Lisboa Santa Apolónia10:05 Porto Sao BentoIC 521 Get tickets3h 35m, 1 change
07:00 Lisboa Santa Apolónia10:30 Porto Sao BentoIC 131 Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change
08:00 Lisboa Santa Apolónia11:25 Porto Sao BentoIC 121 Get tickets3h 25m, 1 change
09:00 Lisboa Santa Apolónia12:30 Porto Sao BentoIC 123 Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change
09:30 Lisboa Santa Apolónia13:05 Porto Sao BentoIC 721 Get tickets3h 35m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Lisbon to Porto

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 Porto 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lisbon to Porto? 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 Porto take?

The average journey time by train between Lisbon and Porto is 3 hours and 46 minutes, with around 17 trains 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 Porto by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lisbon to Porto is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Lisbon to Porto?

No, there are no direct train services from Lisbon to Porto. Travelling from Lisbon to Porto by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Lisbon to Porto leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lisbon to Porto leaves at 22:00. 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 Porto by train?

Trains travelling from Lisbon to Porto cover a distance of around 170 miles (274 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Porto to Lisbon.

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