How to get from Lyon to Zurich

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from Lyon to Zurich

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

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flight

To get from Lyon to Zurich on 18 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport3h40 09:40Zurich Airport
1 change
£1631One-way
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06:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport3h40 09:40Zurich Airport
1 change
£1631One-way
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15:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport4h45 19:50Zurich Airport
1 change
£2251One-way

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Travel Information from Lyon to Zurich

distanceDistance208 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £287
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £287 • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International, Swiss or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 208 miles from Lyon to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Union Ivkoni International, Swiss or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Lyon to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lyon to Zurich.
FAQs

Travel from Lyon, France to Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 03/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Zurich from Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Lyon from Zurich restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 08/08/2022. 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Zurich: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Lyon to Zurich is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A coach is generally £257 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £287 from Lyon to Zurich.

A coach is generally £58 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £89 from Lyon to Zurich.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

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

You should expect to travel around 208 miles from Lyon to Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Zurich is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • Union Ivkoni International can take you to Zurich by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Union Ivkoni International from Lyon to Zurich for £31.
  • Travel with Swiss to go to Zurich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Swiss Lyon to Zurich tickets on Omio for £287.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV Lyria for trains to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV Lyria Lyon to Zurich tickets on Omio for £89.

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Zurich with.
  • You can find a direct train to Zurich with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers travelling from Lyon to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your Lyon and Zurich trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!

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 coach ticket for this trip is £31 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £287 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £89 one way for this trip.

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.

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