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There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache

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Fly to Geneva, train

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Chambéry
  2. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu

Drive

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu by train

The train journey time between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is around 6h 16m and covers a distance of around 445 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 11m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 14m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train service departs from Zürich Flughafen and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 5m
Layover time:
1h 11m
Total time:
6h 16m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 14m
Train distance:
445 km
Trains per week:
55
Cheapest price:
€126
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:08
Last train departs at:
20:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train schedules

Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to drive, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 230 and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 340 km. The road distance is 427 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to fly which takes 1h 51m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 260 and takes 6h 2m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 100 and takes 8h 29m.

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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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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu 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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.
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  • Distance: 339.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, France?

Twin Jet flies from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Geneve in around 6h 2m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€8 - €210
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€36 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Lyon Perrache SNCF Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 427 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.

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Twin Jet offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lyon Airport.

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