There are 4 ways to get from Zermatt to Lyon by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Breuil-Cervinia to Torino Bolzano 180
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Porta Susa to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus

$57 - $92

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$111 - $213

Train, bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Châteauneuf-Conthey 130
  2. Take the bus from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Lyon Gare de Perrache

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Lyon 238.6 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Lyon is 227 km. The road distance is 381.7 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 15 min to get from Zermatt to Lyon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Visp and Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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

You can take a bus from Zermatt to Lyon via Breuil-Cervinia, Torino Bolzano, and Torino - Porta Susa in around 10 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zermatt to Lyon via Visp, Genève, and Geneve in around 7 h 6 min.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
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
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
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Châteauneuf-Conthey
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Torino - Porta Susa to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Châteauneuf-Conthey to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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