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There are 8 ways to get from Zug to Villeurbanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

51€ - 156€

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lyon

29€ - 45€

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Train via Geneva  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève 15
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter

125€ - 231€

Bus via Lyon  •  11h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Lyon

79€ - 118€

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Zug to Villeurbanne 432.9 km

45€ - 75€

Fly Zurich to Lyon  •  4h 37m

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

112€ - 218€

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train  •  5h 53m

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

152€ - 328€

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS

159€ - 426€

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The cheapest way to get from Zug to Villeurbanne is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zug to Villeurbanne is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zug to Villeurbanne. However, there are services departing from Zug and arriving at Lyon via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zug to Villeurbanne. However, there are services departing from Zug and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Zuerich Hb and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 49m.

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The distance between Zug and Villeurbanne is 319 km. The road distance is 432.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zug to Villeurbanne without a car is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Zug to Villeurbanne, including transfers.

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Zug to Villeurbanne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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Zug to Villeurbanne train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zug to Villeurbanne is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 8h 30m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 240 and takes 4h 37m.

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  • Distance: 319.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Zug, Switzerland and Villeurbanne, France?

You can take a train from Zug to Villeurbanne via Zuerich Hb and Mulhouse Ville in around 6h 49m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zurich to Lyon 3 times a week. Tickets cost 29€ - 45€ and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
9€ - 240€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
34€ - 40€
1st Class
30€ - 35€
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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 Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zürich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Zug to Villeurbanne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lyon station.

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Zug to Villeurbanne train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zug to Villeurbanne is 433 km. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Zug to Villeurbanne.

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Twin Jet offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 2379+ hotels available in Villeurbanne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zug to Zurich Airport is to line 24 train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 18 - SFr 35.

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