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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Chambéry
  2. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

Drive to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon

  1. Drive from Zürich to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS)

Fly Zurich to Lyon

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

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Lyon

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lyon (LYS)

Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is around 5h 45m and covers a distance of around 435 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 3m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 50m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train service departs from Zürich HB and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 54 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 42m
Layover time:
1h 3m
Total time:
5h 45m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 50m
Train distance:
435 km
Trains per week:
54
Cheapest price:
€119
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
20:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train schedules

Switzerland → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 55 and takes 7h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to drive and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 500 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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The distance between Zürich and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 334 km. The road distance is 423.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu without a car is to train which takes 5h 38m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, including transfers.

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Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to train which takes 5h 38m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 16 - SFr 55 and takes 7h 9m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 260 and takes 4h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.
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  • Distance: 333.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Geneve in around 5h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache once daily. Tickets cost €22 - €27 and the journey takes 6h 55m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€8 - €210
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€13 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€36 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 424 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Zürich to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.

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

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There are 332+ hotels available in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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