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There are 7 ways to get from Interlaken to Lyon by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$92 - $163

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Train, night bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Bern to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N106 / ...

$43 - $76

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Lyon

$54 - $83

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Lyon 228.9 miles

$45 - $75

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$144 - $518

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Lyon  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$135 - $340

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Interlaken West to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  4. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$152 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from Interlaken to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Bern and Gare de Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Lyon is 254 km. The road distance is 366.3 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Interlaken to Lyon, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Interlaken West station.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Interlaken to Lyon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Lyon is 366 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Interlaken to Lyon.

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  • Distance: 158.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Interlaken to Lyon via Bern, Genève, and Gare de Genève in around 5h 20m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
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 Interlaken West to Bern
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken West to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bern to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bern to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Strasbourg Airport to Lyon Airport.

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