Monday, 14 December 2009

What is the cheapest way to travel from Lisbon to Brussel?

At present there are only two airlines operating between Lisbon and Brussels.

TAP Air Portugal-

Brussels Airlines -

You may be lucky and be able to book a reasonably priced flight with either of the two given the time of year you wish to travel.

However, the cheapest way may be to take an early morning trains from Lisbon to Porto, get the metro to the airport and take the flight from Porto to Charleroi in Belgium. Ryanair call this airport Brussels Charleroi but it is 60km from Brussels. However, there are buses from Charleroi Airport to Brussels.

There is a flight as follows:

Wed, 10 Fev 10

Flight FR 1387

11:30 Departs Porto

14:50 Arrives Charleroi

At present, the price is shown as 14,99 EUR.

BUT!! remember with Ryanair you have to pay for your luggage, credit card use etc.

As regards a train there is an 06:09 train from Lisbon Gare Oriente arriving in Porto at 08:44. This should give you enough time to get the Metro to the Airport. The ticket price will be in the order of 30.00 EUR.

You need to check the total cost of this option against the price of a direct flight to Lisbon.

I should also add that while long distance bus or train are an option, they will take over 24 hours and are likely to be as expensive or more expensive than the ryanair option mentioned above.