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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train, plane, bus, night 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 to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH

$88 - $189

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Night bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Zurich N106

$29 - $47

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Fly from Lyon  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH

$71 - $217

Train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Genève - Lyon-Part-Dieu / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen 1

$113 - $201

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

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

$51 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 268.9 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to night bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 341 km. The road distance is 430.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train which takes 5 h 50 min and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs 60€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 17 min.

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

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Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich Flughafen station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH).
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  • Distance: 213.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Twin Jet flies from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) via Gare de Genève and Genève in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 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 to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
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.

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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
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 Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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 Gare de Perrache to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
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eurolines.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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 430 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Lyon to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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

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There are 474+ hotels available in Zurich Airport (ZRH). Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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