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There are 6 ways to get from Zermatt to Lyon 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  •  7 h 2 min

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

$104 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 53 min

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

$58 - $81

4 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90
  2. Take the night bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N122 / ...

$89 - $178

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Lyon 252.6 miles

$50 - $80

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS

$147 - $355

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$162 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Lyon is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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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 Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and Lyon is 227 km. The road distance is 404.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Zermatt to Lyon, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Visp station.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Lyon is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Zermatt to Lyon 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 Zermatt to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 141.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lyon via Visp and Genève in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zermatt to Lyon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
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
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
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
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Sion to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Geneva to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Lyon is 404 km. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from Zermatt to Lyon.

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Hop! offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Lyon Airport.

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