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from Lyon to Zurich

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

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To get from Lyon to Zurich on 8 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30Lyon5h00 14:30Zurich
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7 Dec
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8 Dec
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9 Dec
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10 Dec
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11 Dec
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17 Dec
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20 Dec
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21 Dec
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23 Dec
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24 Dec
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25 Dec
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Travel Information from Lyon to Zurich

distanceDistance208 miles (335 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £114
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £114 • 3 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Eurolines Switzerland or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 208 miles (335 km) by flight, coach or train to Zurich from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Swiss, Eurolines Switzerland or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Lyon to Zurich.

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

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Lyon to Zurich.

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

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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 06/12/2021. 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.

How do I travel to Zurich from Lyon?

You can travel to Zurich from Lyon 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Zurich. Tickets for a coach cost on average £20.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A coach is about £94 less than a flight, which costs on average £114 for this route.

A coach is generally £53 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £72 from Lyon to Zurich.

What is the fastest way to Zurich from Lyon?

The fastest way from Lyon to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 55 min.

Other travel options between Lyon and Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 15 min   of travel time.

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

How far is it from Lyon to Zurich?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Lyon to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Zurich is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Lyon and Zurich as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Lyon? Where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Zurich:

  • You can go to Zurich from Lyon by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £114 with Swiss from Lyon to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can go to Zurich from Lyon by coach with Eurolines Switzerland. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £20 with Eurolines Switzerland from Lyon to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can go to Zurich from Lyon by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You'll see cheap train tickets for £72 with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Lyon to Zurich on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Lyon to Zurich?

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

  • You'll find 8 direct trains per day with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Lyon to Zurich?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon to Zurich often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lyon and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket between Lyon and Zurich online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £114 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £20 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £72 one way on average.

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