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Train Information between Zurich and Lyon

distanceDistance208 miles (335 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£102 (€115)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TGV

Trains from Zurich to Lyon cover the 208 miles (335 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 22 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TGV. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £85, but the average price of train tickets is £102. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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Trains from Zurich to Lyon
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Lyon?

Travel by train 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration 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 28/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lyon from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

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

Is my return train into Zurich from Lyon restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 23/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap trains between Zurich and Lyon cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Lyon from Zurich for as little as £85  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Zurich to Lyon?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Lyon train to cost on average £102  one way.
What is the distance to Lyon from Zurich via train?
The train distance from Zurich to Lyon is around 208 miles (335 km).
How long is the train journey from Zurich to Lyon?
On average the train from Zurich to Lyon duration is 4 h 22 min  for the 208 miles (335 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Zurich goes to Lyon? Which train station do I come into Lyon from Zurich?

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When arriving in Lyon, you can end your journey in train stations like Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.

Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB   to Lyon Part Dieu   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Lyon? Where is the train station in Lyon located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Lyon Part Dieu, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Lyon.

Which train providers can take me to Lyon from Zurich?
When taking a train from Zurich to Lyon, you can count on SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI or SNCF | TGV for the best way to get you to Lyon. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Lyon from Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Lyon from Zurich a day?
The average number of trains departing Zurich for Lyon is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Zurich to Lyon? When is the last train from Zurich to Lyon?
The first Zurich to Lyon train departs at 05: 34   and the last train from Zurich to Lyon leaves at 12: 34. Check out the most up-to-date Zurich to Lyon train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy train tickets between Zurich and Lyon to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Zurich to Lyon within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £102 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Lyon a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Lyon
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your journey to Lyon.