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

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Train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Visp 90
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$116 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 52 min

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

$59 - $79

1 alternative option

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 40€ - 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 40€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Zermatt via Genève and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 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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The best way to get from Lyon to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 100€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Lyon to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Zermatt is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 100€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 52 min.

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Lyon to Zermatt train services, operated by MGB, arrive at Zermatt station.

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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: 5 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Zermatt via Gare de Genève, Genève, and Visp in around 5 h 58 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
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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.

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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 Genève to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
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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