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from Zurich to Lyon

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Oct 18
$136SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$261Swiss
Tue
Oct 19
$119SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$221Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Oct 20
$128SNCF | TGV INOUI
$43Union Ivkoni International
$220Austrian Airlines
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Oct 21
$130SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$319Swiss
Fri
Oct 22
$140SNCF | TGV Lyria
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$221Swiss
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Oct 23
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$58Flixbus
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Oct 25
$132SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$190Swiss
Tue
Oct 26
$105SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$138Swiss
Wed
Oct 27
$114SNCF | TGV Lyria
$36Union Ivkoni International
$190Swiss
Thu
Oct 28
$128SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$190Swiss
Fri
Oct 29
$136SNCF | TGV Lyria
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$261Swiss
Mon
Nov 1
$98SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$261Swiss
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Nov 2
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$135Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$117SNCF | TGV Lyria
$36Union Ivkoni International
$184Eurowings
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Nov 4
$119SNCF | TGV Lyria
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$167Swiss
Fri
Nov 5
$136SNCF | TGV Lyria
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$160Swiss

Travel Information to Lyon from Zurich

distanceDistance208 miles (335 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $143
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€25) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $143 (€117) • 3 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Switzerland, Air France or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 208 miles (335 km) from Zurich to Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurolines Switzerland, Air France or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Zurich to Lyon.

How to get from Zürich to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Lyon, 66,04% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Zürich to Lyon and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Lyon, France allowed?

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/15/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Zurich to Lyon.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

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

Is my journey back to Zurich from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 10/15/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Zurich to Lyon?

There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Lyon: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Lyon from Zurich?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€25) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is generally $112 (€92) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $143 (€117) from Zurich to Lyon.

Taking a bus is about $77 (€63) less than taking a train, which costs on average $108 (€88) for this route.

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Lyon?

The quickest way to travel from Zurich to Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 6 h 15 min.

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

What is the distance between Zurich and Lyon?

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

How many services a day are there between Zurich and Lyon?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Lyon is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Zurich to Lyon?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and tend to arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Flights mostly depart from Zurich Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu.
Which travel operators can get me to Lyon from Zurich?

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

  • Travel with Eurolines Switzerland for buses to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurolines Switzerland Zurich to Lyon tickets on Omio for $31 (€25).
  • Air France can get you to Lyon by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air France from Zurich to Lyon for $143 (€117) on Omio.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can get you to Lyon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Zurich to Lyon for $108 (€88) on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Lyon from Zurich?

Yes, there are direct services available from Zurich to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Zurich to Lyon.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Lyon?
Your trip from Zurich to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your Zurich to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
When should I buy a ticket from Zurich to Lyon online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Zurich to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $31 (€25) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $143 (€117) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $108 (€88) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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