There are 7 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$110 - $130

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Zurich N99 / ...

$42 - $72

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$52 - $77

Drive  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB 408.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH

$83 - $296

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$97 - $383

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$91 - $351

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB. However, there are services departing from Van Gogh and arriving at Zurich via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Zürich HB is 486 km. The road distance is 653 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs .

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB takes 4 h 14 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB train services, operated by TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB.
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  • Distance: 303.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Zürich HB, Switzerland?

TGV operates a train from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB 5 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB is 653 km. It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to drive from Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB.

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Lufthansa, Air France and Swiss offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Zurich Airport.

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