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There are 3 ways to get from Lyon to Swiss Alps by train, bus or car

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Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Brig 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp 6-Y

$333 - $491

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Châteauneuf-Conthey
  2. Take the train from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Brig 130
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt 6-Y / ...

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Swiss Alps 325.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Swiss Alps is 300 km. The road distance is 520.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs 290€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Lyon to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Swiss Alps is 521 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Lyon to Swiss Alps.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 187.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lyon to Swiss Alps via Geneve, Brig, Brig Bahnhofplatz, and Realp in around 7 h 29 min.

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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Realp
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$30 - $40
1st Class Ticket
$55 - $70
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$35 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $80
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Brig
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Châteauneuf-Conthey
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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