How to travel from Zurich to Lyon

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Travel Information between Zurich and Lyon

distanceDistance208 miles (335 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $94
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 6 h 53 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $94 (€82) • 4 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 208 miles (335 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Zurich and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Vueling or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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

Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lyon from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Lyon from Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Zurich from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 1/24/23. 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Zurich and Lyon including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Lyon is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is $70 (€60) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Lyon costing on average $81 (€70).

Taking a bus is about $82 (€72) less than taking a train, which costs on average $94 (€82) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Zurich is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 22 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 6 h 53 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 5 h   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Lyon is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses from Zurich to Lyon most often leave from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Flights from Zurich to Lyon most often leave from Zurich Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Zürich HB and tend to arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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:

  • Vueling can get you to Lyon by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling from Zurich to Lyon for $81 (€70) on Omio.
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria can get you to Lyon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Zurich to Lyon for $94 (€82) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by train with.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona or Geneva. If you're looking to explore Paris, Barcelona or Geneva from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $12 (€10) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $81 (€70) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $94 (€82) one way on average.

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

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