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Zermatt to Lyon by train

It takes an average of 7h 33m to travel from Zermatt to Lyon by train, over a distance of around 141 miles (227 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Zermatt to Lyon and tickets for this journey start from $79.07 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 9m
PriceFrom $79.07
Distance141 miles (227 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train05:13
Last train21:13
Departure stationZermatt
Arrival stationLyon
Changes2 changes

Zermatt to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zermatt to Lyon for Tuesday Aug 3rd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:37 12:34 6h 57m, 2 changes
07:13 13:22 6h 9m, 2 changes
08:13 14:25 6h 12m, 2 changes
08:37 16:05 7h 28m, 4 changes
10:13 16:25 6h 12m, 2 changes
11:37 17:52 6h 15m, 3 changes
12:13 18:22 6h 9m, 2 changes
14:13 20:22 6h 9m, 2 changes
19:13 06:22 11h 9m, 2 changes
20:13 06:22 10h 9m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Zermatt to Lyon

The price of train tickets from Zermatt to Lyon starts at $79.07 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 Zermatt to Lyon 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 Zermatt to Lyon

Want to know more about your journey from Zermatt to Lyon? 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 Zermatt to Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Zermatt and Lyon is 7 hours and 33 minutes, with around 12 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 Zermatt and Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Lyon is 6 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Zermatt to Lyon cost?

Train tickets from Zermatt to Lyon can start from as little as $79.07 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 Zermatt to Lyon?

No, there are no direct train services from Zermatt to Lyon. Travelling from Zermatt to Lyon by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Zermatt to Lyon leaves at 05:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zermatt to Lyon leaves at 21:13. 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 Zermatt and Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Zermatt to Lyon cover a distance of around 141 miles (227 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Zermatt.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zermatt to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/16/2019 for travel on 04/16/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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