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Istanbul to Lisbon

Planning on taking RS's Turkey tour and then heading to Lisbon for the Portugal tour.

What is the easiest way to get from Istanbul to Lisbon?


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We recommend flying. Try to search for options. It might cost $200, but that's cheaper and much faster than trains. Rick’s Train Travel Time & cost Map gives you an overview of faster train travel times in hours, as well as regular (full-price) 2nd-class fares.

Posted by
4684 posts

Istanbul to Lisbon by train will be really, really long and there are some tricky border crossings in terms of train travel (eg there are very few international trains between Spain and Portugal and most are overnight-only). I would strongly recommend flying.

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4830 posts

Well, unless you would like to spend 2.5 days on buses and trains, I would highly recommend that you fly. Use kayak or skyscanner to find the best/cheapest flights.