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How to travel from Lyon to Zürich by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Lyon to Zürich? Look no further.

You'll usually find 27 trains per day running between Lyon and Zürich, which usually take 6 hours 23 minutes to complete the 335 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 49 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Zürich from Lyon, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. All or part of your journey will be onboard a train operated by Regiojet, as they are the main carrier on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Lyon to Zürich if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $94.92. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Lyon to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 6h 23m to travel from Lyon to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 208 miles (335 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Lyon to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $94.92 when you book in advance.

First train

6:38 am

Last train

11:20 pm

Departure station

Lyon

Arrival station

Zürich

Journey time

From 4h 49m

Distance

208 miles (335 km)

Frequency

27 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $94.92

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Regiojet

Lyon to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Zürich for Tuesday Jul 30th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
9:04 am 2:00 pm 4h 56m, 2 changes
9:38 am 2:56 pm 5h 18m, 1 change
10:38 am 3:49 pm 5h 11m, 2 changes
11:38 am 4:56 pm 5h 18m, 1 change
1:38 pm 6:28 pm 4h 50m, 1 change
2:40 pm 7:56 pm 5h 16m, 1 change
3:04 pm 8:00 pm 4h 56m, 2 changes
3:38 pm 8:28 pm 4h 50m, 1 change
4:38 pm 9:31 pm 4h 53m, 1 change
5:03 pm 9:52 pm 4h 49m, 2 changes

Regiojet classes from Lyon to Zürich

Compare the different travel classes offered by Regiojet when traveling from Lyon to Zürich.

Onboard services on Regiojet

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Lyon to Zürich.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

There are no weight limits when it comes to baggage on Regiojet trains - you can take what you like, so long as you can carry it yourself.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Choose from a wide range of drinks, snacks and light bites on board - you'll find the full menu on the Regiojet app. A free bottle of water is available for all customers. For passengers travelling with Relax or Business Class tickets, you'll also be offered a free Italian coffee or mint tea (made with real mint leaves) when on board.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on board. You can access the entertainment portal using the Regiojet app, or through the built-in screens on more modern Regiojet trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Strollers should be folded up to be taken on board. If this isn't possible, you must store your stroller at the front or back of the car.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Bicycles cannot be transported on Regiojet trains.

PetPetPets

It's possible to bring small pets on board Regiojet trains in suitable carriers. Pets are not allowed in sleeper cars or couchettes. Guide dogs of all sizes are permitted on board.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available on Regiojet trains.

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Lyon to Zürich starts at $94.92 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lyon to Zürich by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Lyon to Zürich

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lyon to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Zürich is 6 hours and 23 minutes, with around 27 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lyon and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Zürich is 4 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Zürich can start from as little as $94.92 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lyon to Zürich?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Zürich. Travelling from Lyon to Zürich by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Lyon to Zürich leave?

The first train from Lyon to Zürich leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon to Zürich leave?

The last train from Lyon to Zürich leaves at 23:20. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lyon and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Zürich cover a distance of around 208 miles (335 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Lyon.


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