The distance between Lisbon and other European capitals.

Would you like to travel between Lisbon and other major cities in Europe? How far is it? Here you will find the distance between Lisbon and several European capitals and big cities.

  • Madrid: Lisbon is around 630 kilometers (391 miles) from Madrid, and it would take around 6 hours to drive there. Madrid is Spain’s capital and largest city, famous for its art museums, parks, and nightlife.
  • Paris: Lisbon is around 1,800 kilometers (1,118 miles) from Paris, and it would take around 17-18 hours to drive there. Paris is the capital of France and one of the most iconic cities in the world, known for its museums, landmarks, and culture.
  • Rome: Lisbon is around 2,400 kilometers (1,491 miles) from Rome, and driving there would take around 23-24 hours. Rome is the capital of Italy and a city rich in history, famous for its ancient ruins, art, and architecture.
  • Berlin: Lisbon is around 2,800 kilometers from Berlin, and driving there would take around 29 hours. Berlin is the capital of Germany and a vibrant city known for its art, history, and culture.
  • London: Lisbon is around 2,200 kilometers from London, and it would take around 23 hours to drive there. London is the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the most iconic cities in the world, famous for its landmarks, museums, and culture.
  • Athens: Lisbon is around 3,200 kilometers (1,988 miles) from Athens, and it would take around 31-32 hours to drive there. Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world, known for its ancient ruins, art, and culture.
  • Barcelona: Lisbon is around 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from Barcelona, and it would take around 11-12 hours to drive there. Barcelona is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, famous for its unique architecture, delicious food, and beautiful beaches.
  • Amsterdam: Lisbon is around 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) from Amsterdam, and it would take around 27-28 hours to drive there. Amsterdam is a beautiful city famous for its canals, museums, art galleries, and liberal attitudes towards drug use and sex work.
  • Budapest: Lisbon is around 3,100 kilometers (1,802 miles) from Budapest, and it would take around 31 hours to drive there. Budapest is a beautiful city on the banks of the Danube river, known for its thermal baths, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife.
  • Vienna: Lisbon is around 2,800 kilometers from Vienna, and driving there would take around 29 hours. Vienna is a beautiful city known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and famous landmarks such as the Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Schonbrunn Palace.

These distances and travel times are estimates and may vary depending on the route taken, traffic conditions, and other factors. It’s also important to note that driving long distances can be tiring, so it’s advisable to take breaks and plan for overnight stops if necessary. Additionally, checking the latest travel restrictions and regulations is recommended before traveling.

Can the 24-hour transportation ticket in Lisbon be used on metro only?

One of our visitors recently wrote a comment and asked us whether or not it is true that the 24-hour transportation ticket in Lisbon only can be used on the metro system as of August 2019? Is that so?

According to the person writing the comment, she found the information on the website of Carris, the company responsible for the trams and the buses in Lisbon. In other words, if it is so, that would be a drastic change in public transportation in Lisbon. So, what is the truth? Do you need to buy separate tickets if you want to travel with the buses and trams in Lisbon, or can you use the same tickets and the same 24-hour card for these transportation vehicles?

Same tickets for public transportation in Lisbon

So, let us take a look at the price list currently available at the Carris website, valid from August 1st in 2019.

Price list for public transportation in Lisbon from August 1st, 2019.
Click the picture for the full-size version of the price list…

If you take a look at the price list above, all uncertainty should go away at once. How come? You can see the normal tickets costs 1,50 Euro and they are for Carris and Metro. Again, Carris is the company responsible for buses and trams, while the metro – that is the metro. In other words, the same ticket is valid for both.

But, what about the 24-hour tickets in Lisbon?

Once again, you can see that the 24-hour ticket costs 6,40 Euro. And what is written next to it? It says, Carris/Metro. Once again, you can use the same 24-hour ticket at all these vehicles, including metro, buses, and trams. If you want to go on a longer trip to other regions a bit outside Lisbon, you might have to buy the extended ticket (more expensive), or simply buy some extra tickets to use those transportation means, but for transportation in the center of Lisbon, the 24-hour ticket should work perfectly.

What about traveling from the airport?

If you come to the airport in Lisbon, you can buy the 24-hour ticket there (or single tickets) and travel by metro towards the city center. It is very easy, and it works great. But, if you want to get faster to your hotel and more efficiently, the best solution is a private airport transfer. We can help you with that, and we have way better prices (and much safer) compared to what you will get if you just find a driver upon arrival at the airport in Lisbon. If you want to know more about our airport transfer service in Lisbon, click the link and book your transfer today!

We hope these answers will help you. We wish you a pleasant stay in Lisbon!

Do the hotels in Lisbon have free WiFi?

I will travel to Lisbon in May, and it is very important for me to have a good Internet connection in my hotel. Do the hotels in Lisbon have WiFi? Do they have free WiFi? Is it safe to use?

Lisbon is a beautiful city in May, so we hope you will have time to leave your hotel, in order to discover the beauties of the city. But, if a good WiFi connection is crucial to your stay, make sure to check it with your hotel before your arrival. If you decide to book your hotel using, make sure to read the descriptions properly, and maybe include free WiFi as an option as you search for a hotel in Lisbon.

free wifi lisbon

But, some hotels write that they include free WiFi, but as you arrive, you will soon discover that the free WiFi is only available at certain spots in the hotel. Therefore, contact the hotel you are interested in directly, at least if it is of utmost importance that it works perfectly from your arrival. You can contact your hotel sending them an email, but you are probably even better off calling them. You will then receive an answer straight away, as most hotels have people available in the reception answering calls all day long.

Watch out as you use the free WiFi

If you need a WiFi in the hotel to watch Facebook, that is nice. But, if you need a WiFi connection to get your job done, to manage your finances, or maybe follow the cryptocurrency market in order to place buy- and sell orders at the right time, then a WiFi connection isn’t enough. You need to secure your Internet connection because it is no secret that there are a lot of thieves out there stealing confidential information from other users using the same open WiFi network. What can you do to secure the WiFi connection, to make sure that nobody steals your passwords or your digital money?

The best solution is to use a VPN, a Virtual Private Connection. Make sure that you have a VPN application installed on your computer and your phone, connect to a server to encrypt your connection, and after that, you can once again visit all the sites you are interested in, and enter your username and passwords to visit your Internet bank, a popular exchange or read your email without worrying at all. You can read more about different VPN providers in the IP Address Guide.

If you do not want to use your money on a VPN subscription, then you could consider using the TOR Network instead. That is, however, slower, and it doesn’t always work as you want to, so using a VPN is much easier.

Do not forget about this as you eat your lunch

You will most likely eat your lunch somewhere else, and as you sit in a restaurant and use their free WiFi, do not forget about your security. You might not check your email right then, but pro-hackers can easily steal your confidential information from your phone or laptop as you use a free WiFi signal, so watch out. There have been so many stories about people losing their confidential pictures after hacker attempts. If you don’t want to suffer from similar trouble, secure your connection and stay safe.

How much times does it take to get from Lisbon Airport to the city center with a taxi?

I will be in a hurry as I travel to Lisbon, and need to get to my hotel as soon as possible. How much time does it usually take to get from the airport to a hotel downtown in Lisbon?

Lisbon Airport is a quite central airport, compared to airports in lots of other European capitals. It is located only 15km from downtown Lisbon, which means that it is possible to be at your hotel quickly after arrival. There are of course things that might delay your arrival, for example long waiting time for your luggage, lines waiting for a taxi, and the most crucial thing, traffic.

Travel to and from Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Airport from above

During peak hours a trip that should take around 20 minutes might take you 40 minutes instead. If you, also, catch a driver who on purpose takes you on slow roads, only to make your fee higher, then it can be hard to calculate.

Travel-time from Lisbon Airport to downtown

If you arrive in Lisbon outside peak hours, then the travel time from Lisbon Airport to your downtown hotel should be around 20-25 minutes. During peak-hours you should rather calculate with 40-50 minutes.

How to save time and travel safely to your Lisbon hotel?

If you jump on just any taxi outside Lisbon Airport, you might get a great deal, but you might also meet a tricky driver. Are in a hurry, or just want your travel to be worry-less, then such a driver is not ideal. If you want to save both time and energy, we recommend using a pre-booked taxi. A driver will wait for you at once upon arrival, and you will not have to stand in line to wait for a cab, but you will at once jump into your cab and be taken on the quickest possible road, directly to your hotel. Since the price is set beforehand, the driver has no interest in using slow roads. As a result, you will be taken to the hotel as quickly as possible, on the best possible roads.

Want to read more about private airport transfers in Lisbon? Click the link.

We have a long history in helping people with airport transfers all across Europe. In Budapest, we have helped thousands of people with airport transfers, and now we also help people in Rome, Prague, Krakow, and Lisbon with airport transfer. Would you like to become one of our satisfied customers as well?

Do you want to know more about transportation in Lisbon, or maybe some other topic? Look around in our Lisbon Guide for inspiration and more useful information.

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