There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Zermatt by train, night bus, bus or car

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  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$112 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Sion

$59 - $79

2 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Geneva N788 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90

$89 - $179

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Zermatt 238.9 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Zermatt is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Zermatt is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Zermatt is 227 km. The road distance is 382.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Lyon to Zermatt, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Zermatt via Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Zermatt is 382 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Lyon to Zermatt.

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  • Distance: 141.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Zermatt via Genève and Visp in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Lyon to Zermatt 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
SNCF
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
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
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Sion
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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