Are you planning a trip from Lisbon to Paris? If so, you may find it challenging to sift through your options for getting there and settle on one. Use this guide to help you decide what form of transport is best for you, and make budget-friendly choices.
Lisbon is nearly 900 from Paris, which makes flying the most pragmatic and efficient choice by far. But if you prefer not to fly for some reason, travel by train or car is always a possibility and can be a good choice if you wish to travel through Spain or Southern France along the way.
Flights to and From Lisbon
International carriers including Iberia, British Airways and Lufthansa and low-cost companies such as Easyjet offer several daily flights from Lisbon to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport.
Depending on when and how you book, flights can fall below 100 Euros or cost you hundreds. Lock in deals on flights from Lisbon to Paris by booking early and using sites such as Skyscanner to easily compare your options.
Direct flights are always going to be your best option for this route. You can shave off a few Euros from fares by connecting, but it will cost you precious time, and isn't worth it for the short distance traveled.
Trains: A Good Alternative if Time Allows
For a long, leisurely trip to Paris from Lisbon, you can take the Altaria night train to Hendaye in southwest France, then grab a high-speed TGV train to Paris.
The trip will take roughly 20 hours, so if time allows it may be a good idea to break it up with a short whirl around French Basque country. Why not stop in the coastal town of Hendaye? You can even take a short ferry for a day trip to the Spanish side at Hondarribia.
Driving From Lisbon to Paris?
Driving will take a long time-- roughly 17 hours if you were to drive nonstop. It's best to make one or more stopovers along the way.
Remember that when renting a car, you'll likely incur hefty fees by picking up the car in one country and dropping it off in another. You'll also have to take toll fees into account when weighing the possibility of driving and creating a budget for your trip.
Arriving in Paris by Plane? Ground Transport Options
If you're arriving in Paris by plane, you'll need to figure out how to get to the center of the city from the airports.
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