There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Saint-Étienne by train, bus, night 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  •  6 h 45 min

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

$132 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Saint-Etienne Ouibus

$18 - $25

6 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N106
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Saint-Etienne Ouibus

$27 - $46

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saint-Étienne 304.6 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Zurich to Lyon, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$90 - $260

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$109 - $240

Fly Zurich to Clermont-Ferrand, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) ZRH - CFE
  2. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Etienne

$210 - $419

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  6 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
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$140 - $508

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Saint-Étienne is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 25 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Saint-Étienne is to fly and train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Saint-Étienne is 385 km. The road distance is 487.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Zürich to Saint-Étienne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Saint-Etienne. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at St Etienne Châteaucreux via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Saint-Étienne, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Saint-Étienne via Genève, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Zürich to Saint-Étienne hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Zurich to Clermont-Ferrand via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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