There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Lyon by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$116 - $201

Cheapest option

Bus via Geneva - Bus station  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus

$16 - $24

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus / ...

$16 - $100

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lyon 267.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Zurich to Lyon  •  3 h 53 min

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

$74 - $236

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$93 - $217

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

$124 - $484

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lyon is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 24 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lyon is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 240.

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The distance between Zürich and Lyon is 335 km. The road distance is 428 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Zürich to Lyon, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Lyon via Genève and Geneve in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lyon via Geneva - Bus station in around 6 h 32 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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