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Bus Information from Zurich to Lyon

distanceDistance208 miles (335 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$44 (€36)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines France

Buses from Zurich to Lyon cover the 208 miles (335 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $44 (€36), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

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Zurich to Lyon with FlixBus

Buy your official FlixBus bus tickets from Zurich to Lyon from $25 (€20) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    When purchasing your FlixBus bus tickets between Zurich and Lyon, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

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    Buses from Zurich to Lyon
    Take the bus to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Lyon.
    FAQs
    Is cross-border travel by bus between Zurich, Switzerland and Lyon, France allowed?

    Travel by bus between Zurich, Switzerland and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Lyon from Zurich restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Zurich?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • 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

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Zurich and Lyon closer to your date of departure here

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Lyon, France?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Lyon to Zurich is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from France?

    Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Lyon?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

    The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 9/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Zurich from Lyon here.

    How much are cheap buses from Zurich to Lyon?
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Zurich and Lyon for as low as $25 (€20)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is the bus between Zurich and Lyon on average?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $44 (€36)  for a bus ticket to Lyon from Zurich.
    What is the distance between Zurich and Lyon by bus?
    The distance from Zurich to Lyon by bus is approximately 208 miles (335 km).
    What is the Zurich to Lyon bus travel time?
    On average the Zurich to Lyon bus travel time is 6 h 15 min  for the 208 miles (335 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What bus station in Zurich goes to Lyon? What bus station do I come into Lyon from Zurich?

    When taking the bus between Zurich and Lyon, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai, Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and Zurich, Main Station. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Dardilly and Lyon, Lyon Perrache.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB   and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

    Where do I find the Zurich bus station to Lyon? Where is the Lyon bus station?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lyon, Gare Perrache and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Lyon.

    What bus providers offer a service to Lyon from Zurich?
    For the route from Zurich to Lyon you can take a bus with Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines France. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Lyon from Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Is there a direct bus from Zurich to Lyon?
    Yes, there are direct buses from Zurich to Lyon, and you can find a direct bus for this trip with BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    What are the first and last departure bus times from Zurich to Lyon?
    You can take the first bus from Zurich to Lyon at 6: 35 AM. The last bus from Zurich to Lyon that you can take departs at 2: 55 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Zurich to Lyon schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I purchase Zurich to Lyon bus tickets to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy bus tickets to Lyon from Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $44 (€36) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your bus ticket from Zurich to Lyon a few months in advance.