How to travel from Lyon to Zurich

Travel options
from Lyon to Zurich

You can get from Lyon to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

To get from Lyon to Zurich on Jun 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:38AMLyon Part Dieu5h18 03:56PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1071One-way
Cheapest
10:38AMLyon Part Dieu5h18 03:56PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1071One-way
Other options
08:38AMLyon Part Dieu5h18 01:56PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1071One-way
09:38AMLyon Part Dieu5h18 02:56PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1071One-way
02:38PMLyon Part Dieu5h18 07:56PMZürich HB
1 transfer
1071One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Accommodation

Need a place to stay in Zurich?

view on map

Top pick hotels

View more

Entire homes & apartments

View more

Find the best accommodation for you, with our partner Booking.com

View all

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Jun 27
Tue
Jun 28
Wed
Jun 29
Thu
Jun 30
Fri
Jul 01
Sat
Jul 02
Sun
Jul 03
Mon
Jul 04
Tue
Jul 05
Wed
Jul 06
Thu
Jul 07
Fri
Jul 08
Sat
Jul 09
Sun
Jul 10
Mon
Jul 11
Tue
Jul 12
Wed
Jul 13
Thu
Jul 14
Fri
Jul 15
Sat
Jul 16
Sun
Jul 17

Travel Information to Zurich from Lyon

distanceDistance208 miles (335 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $361 (€323) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International, Lufthansa Cityline or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 208 miles (335 km) between Lyon and Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Union Ivkoni International, Lufthansa Cityline or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lyon to Zurich.

How to get from Lyon to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Lyon to Zürich there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 59,52% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Lyon to Zürich. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Lyon to Zürich. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Zurich

Travel to Zurich 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 Lyon to Zurich.
FAQs

Travel between Lyon, France and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from France enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Lyon?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 6/25/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Lyon to Zurich.

The restriction level for your return to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Lyon from Zurich restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Lyon from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lyon, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 6/25/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lyon from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Zurich from Lyon. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Zurich is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a ferry is usually $55 (€49) less than taking a bus to Zurich, which costs on average $55 (€49) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $361 (€323) less than taking a flight to Zurich, which costs on average $361 (€323) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $122 (€109) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $122 (€109) from Lyon to Zurich.

The fastest way from Lyon to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 22 min   on average.

The Lyon to Zurich distance is around 208 miles (335 km).

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Zurich is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Lyon to Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lyon to Zurich:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Zürich HB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International for buses to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Union Ivkoni International Lyon to Zurich tickets on Omio for $55 (€49).
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cityline Lyon to Zurich tickets on Omio for $361 (€323).
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | TGV Lyria Lyon to Zurich tickets on Omio for $122 (€109).
Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Zurich often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Lyon to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $55 (€49) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $361 (€323) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $122 (€109) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language