Travel from Lisbon to Seville.
Compare and combine trains, buses and flights. All options explained.
is the fastest way to get from Lisbon to Seville. If you search well in advance you can find affordable tickets
, but otherwise it can get expensive.
Make sure to check also car-pooling
options like BlaBlaCar
: their prices are much lower than any flight. In addition, if you consider transfer times between cities centers and airports plus waiting times, car actually does not take much longer than flying.
For low-budget travellers, bus
will probably be the cheapest way. However, in case no low-fares are available for certain dates, this article will show you several other cheap alternatives. Keep reading if you do not want to miss any option! ;)
Prices can vary drastically depending on many factors, as it is typically the case with airlines.
The sooner you book, the better your chances to find cheaper fares.
In order to do the complete journey by train, you will need to make a change in Madrid.
By traveling via Madrid, you can get from Lisbon to Seville using only trains. This is the most sustainable way of traveling in terms of CO2 emmissions.
Even though both segments Lisbon-Madrid and Madrid-Seville are operated by Renfe, most probably you will need to make two different bookings.
Make sure to give yourself enough time between trains to minimize the risk of missing your connection, as there will not be any transfer guarantee.
There is only one train running every day from Lisbon to Madrid. It is an overnight train, called Trenhotel Lusitania. The ride takes about 10 hours and you can find tickets for as less as 25€.
Despite the duration of the journey, this can be a very efficient option to travel. By sleeping in the train, you both travel and sleep at the same time, saving one night of accomodation.
Prices are variable, so again the sooner you book, the cheaper it will be.
Renfe usually starts selling tickets between one and two months before departure.
Train timetable Lisbon - Madrid
Segment 2: Madrid to Seville on the following morning
The second part of your journey will be a fast-speed train from Madrid to Seville.
This line was the first one to offer high-speed trains in Spain, in 1992.
It takes slightly more than 2h 30min to cover the 445km between both cities. Prices usually range between 40 and 60€.
Note that the arrival from Lisbon is at the station of Madrid-Chamartín, while the departure to Seville is from Madrid-Atocha.
Line 1 of Madrid's subway connects both stations in 22 minutes, running every 5 minutes.
You will want to allow yourself at least a margin of one hour to make the change.
Train timetable Madrid - Seville
The station of Oriente is located at the north-east of the city.
It has also a subway station, part of the Red line (Vm), that goes straight to the airport.
Chamartín is the second largest train station in Madrid. It is located at the north of the city.
It has a metro station serving Line 1 and Line 10.
Atocha is the biggest station in Madrid. It is located very close to the city center, just next to the wonderful Parque de El Retiro.
In addition to all sort of trains, it also has a metro station serving Line 1.
The station of Santa Justa is the main railway station in Seville.
It is located close to the city center, two kilometers east from the Cathedral.
From Lisbon to Seville by car
Car-pooling from Lisbon to Seville
Car-pooling can be a very interesting alternative, offering competitive prices and a reasonable travel duration.
In addition, it gives the chance to meet new people, which can turn out in very interesting conversations.
The biggest platform is BlaBlaCar
, which is included in our search engine
. Rides starting from 26€ can be found, although usually they cost between 30 and 40€.
By checking one week or less before departure there are good chances to find a ride. However, if you search for a date later than two weeks before departure, it will be difficult to find any rides yet.
Be aware that BlaBlaCar's platform has still not mastered traveling with a change of time-zone, as it is the case between Lisbon and Seville. That means in some cases the arrival time might be wrong. Make sure to cross-check it with the driver to avoid missunderstandings.
Another platform offering the possibility to share rides is Amovens
. It is smaller than BlaBlaCar, but the route between Lisbon and Seville is popular, so you might find offers as well.
There are 3 different routes to go from Lisbon to Seville. They range from 393 km to 466 km and all take between 4h 20m and 4h 40m.
When driving in Portugal, it is important to know that all highways have tolls and some of them can only be payed electronically. You can find all the information at PortugalTolls.com
Driving through Beja
is the alternative with less kilometers of highway through Portugal, and therefore it is the cheapest option.
This option also lets you enjoy wonderful landscapes, but it is 20 minutes slower than the other two. The total cost according to via Michelin is 43€ (34€ fuel + 9 € tolls).
The other two alternatives are very similar in terms of duration, but vary on cost.
Driving via Badajoz
will have less tolls in the Portuguese side. In the Spanish side you will have to drive 80 km without highway, between Zafra and Badajoz. According to Via Michelin
it will cost 53€. The cost includes 36€ for fuel consumption and almost 17€ for tolls.
Driving via Faro will let you drive the complete ride in highways, but it will cost 10€ more in tolls.
Private car transfer from Lisbon to Seville
If money is not an issue, there is also the possibility to book a private car transfer. This option is very flexible regarding times and as hassle-free as you can get.
You might also want to check Suntransfers.com
, as they have also good reviews on both Tripadvisor
. This might be especially interesting if you are a large group. Their private minicoaches and coaches decrease the price per person to a reasonable level even for budget-sensitive travelers.
Faro is very well connected to both Lisbon and Seville. Therefore, it is interesting to consider travelling via Faro in order to get to Seville.
This alternative can turn out pretty cheap, since you can find Promo-tickets between Lisbon and Faro starting from 10€, and buses from Faro to Seville starting from 6€.
Segment 1: Lisbon - Faro
Lisbon and Faro are very well connected by train and by bus. Below you can find the timetables for the trains.
Timetable for trains
Segment 2: Faro - Seville
The best way to get to Seville from Faro is by bus.
There are between 8 and 10 daily rides from different bus companies, including Alsa, Flixbus, Damas and Eurolines.
In order to find out about exact schedules and prices, make a search
with our unique search engine.
Although it might seem strange to travel first north to Porto and then south to Seville, you should consider this option for one reason: there are very cheap flights from Porto to Seville.
It can be specially appealing if the cheapest bus tickets for your date are sold out, or if you just don't want to be more than 6 hours in a bus.
Also, this gives you the chance to visit this wonderful city if you plan enough time for the transfer!
In Porto, the line E of the metro takes you from the station of Campanha to the airport in about 35 minutes.
Segment 1: Lisbon - Porto
You have many possibilities to get from Lisbon to Porto. The best one is probably by train. You can find the timetable below.
Standard price is 23€, but if you check with enough time (4 weeks in advance), you might find tickets for 10€.
Timetable for trains
Segment 2: Porto - Seville
Ryanair offers super cheap flights from Porto to Seville. If you are lucky you can find fares starting from 5€ with a small bag (+6€ for a normal-size cabin trolley).
Otherwise, TAP Portugal and Iberia also offer direct flights, but their prices usually start from 60€.
Timetable for Ryanair flights
Apart from getting to Seville all the way by train via Madrid
, you can also find interesting combinations via the Spanish capital for flight + train
Flying from Lisbon to Madrid and taking then a train to Seville can be a surpisingly efficient option.
In case of flights with Air Europa, some online travel agencies such as Travelgenio (not to be confused with Travelinho, we are two independent website) let you book both flight and train together. This is not only more convenient, but also often cheaper than booking flight and train separately.
What can I visit on my way from Lisbon to Seville?
Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986.
The old town is surrounded by walls. Inside those walls you can find a cathedral, a Roman temple and the Chapel of Bones!
For more information about what to see in Évora, check out Julie Dawn Fox's blog
, written by a Brit living in central Portugal.
Named Pax Julia
by Julius Caeser, Beja is not as touristic as Évora
, but it is well worth visiting.
Its main attraction is the castle, located at the top of a hill, and its Keep (Torre de Menagem). You can climb to the top and enjoy a wonderful view of the town and its surroundings.
For more information about Beja, The Crazy Tourist
explains in detail everything you can do there.
Last but not least, arriving to the south coast of Portugal and already very close to Faro stands Tavira.
Some clame that Tavira is the most beautiful city of the Algarve.
How to get around in Seville?
It is not recommended to move around Seville with your own car. Parking is expensive and cars are not allowed in many streets of the city center.
The old town can be covered walking. In addition, there is an extensive bus and tram network, as well as a metro line with 22 stations.
Taxis are available pretty much everywhere. A ride between the airport and the city center has a fixed cost of 25€.
Find accommodation in Seville
If you are travelling to Seville, you might be interested in looking for accommodation. By using the search box below you can find the best prices in several types of accommodation, from low-budget hostels, to appartments and fancy hotels. The sooner you book, the cheaper it will be. In some cases you might have free cancellation under certain conditions!