|Distance||208 miles (335 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$12 - $94|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $12 (€10) • 6 h 53 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $94 (€82) • 4 h 22 min|
|Popular travel companies||Vueling 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.
Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:
You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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:
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:
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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Lyon with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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