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There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Interlaken 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 6m

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

$94 - $165

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Night bus, train  •  6h 16m

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

$44 - $78

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Bus, night bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bern
  2. Take the night bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof M15

$54 - $70

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Interlaken 228.8 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 43m

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

$152 - $314

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  6h 54m

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

$149 - $531

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  6h 15m

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

$135 - $342

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Interlaken is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Interlaken is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Lyon and arriving at Interlaken West, Bahnhof via Bern, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Interlaken West via Genève and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Lyon and Interlaken is 254 km. The road distance is 366.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Interlaken without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs 80€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Lyon to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Lyon to Interlaken bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Lyon station.

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

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 158.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Interlaken via Gare de Genève, Genève, and Bern in around 5h 6m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Train operators
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Night bus from Bern, Bahnhof to Interlaken West, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bern
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lyon to Interlaken bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Interlaken West, Bahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Interlaken is 366 km. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Lyon to Interlaken.

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1068+ hotels available in Interlaken. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29m and costs 9€ - 15€.

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