There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Interlaken by train, 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  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken West Ice / ...

$99 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Fribourg 106 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West 417

$22 - $67

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Fribourg Poya
  2. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg Poya to Thun 1

$73 - $103

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Interlaken 228.8 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to 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

$163 - $322

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  6 h 15 min

  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

$142 - $342

Fly Lyon to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 51 min

  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

$151 - $536

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Interlaken is to bus which costs 18€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Interlaken, Interlaken West via Fribourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Interlaken. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Interlaken West via Genève and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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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 5 h 33 min and costs 80€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Lyon to Interlaken, including transfers.

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Lyon to Interlaken bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Interlaken is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 80€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Interlaken.
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  • Distance: 158.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Interlaken via Genève and Bern in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Interlaken via Fribourg in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg Poya to Thun
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon to Fribourg Poya
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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