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Trip Zurich Lyon

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Lyon

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How to get from Zurich to Lyon?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Lyon. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Lyon

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Lyon (Rhône-Alpes, France) with a distance of 208 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Lyon that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of ALSA or FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Lyon bus station (1.3 mi from Lyon, France). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Lyon.
The direct flight Zurich > Lyon will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Lyon (Lyon Saint-Exupery International airport, IATA code: LYS) operated by Darwin Airline or Swiss International Airlines.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Lyon.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Lyon without changing trains but some trains run on lines Zurich-Geneva and Geneva-Lyon allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains InterCity (IC) of SBB CFF FFS to Geneva leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Geneva will take place at Genève Gare de Cornavin station (0.4 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Geneva where the train TER, TGV Lyria or Intercités Lunéa operated by SNCF or TGV Lyria leave for Lyon.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Lyon?

Railway companies
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection Zurich-Geneva with the train InterCity (IC) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Genève Gare de Cornavin at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
SNCF transports passengers on a rail line from Geneva to Lyon with the train TER which leaves Genève Gare de Cornavin station to arrive at Lyon-Perrache railway station (Rhône-Alpes France)
TGV Lyria operates the train journey Geneva-Lyon with the train TGV Lyria from Genève Gare de Cornavin railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Lyon-Part-Dieu at arrival (1.3 mi from centre)
Airlines
Royal Jordanian carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Geneva (arrival at Geneva-Cointrin International GVA airport)
Darwin Airline flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Lyon (serving Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Swiss International Airlines schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Lyon (arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Bus companies
The bus company Eurolines operates the intercity service from the bus station of Genève aéroport secteur international in Geneva and to the one of Lyon Part-Dieu - Gare routière Villette (Rhône-Alpes France)
OUIBUS is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Geneva (serving Geneva bus station at 0.4 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon station situated at about 1.3 mi from Lyon city centre.
The coach company ALSA carries out the route from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
The network of FlixBus includes a coach line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 0.8 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon station situated at about 1.3 mi from Lyon city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Lyon (208.2 mi)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Lyon

When travelling from Lyon to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Geneva located at 140 mi from Zurich and 70 mi away from Lyon (Switzerland). If you have some time on your way to Lyon or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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