Zurich to Lyon by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:19
  • Last train
    23:32
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 22m

Travelling from Zurich to Lyon by train

The fastest trains from Zurich to Lyon take around 4 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 338 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Lyon.

Journeys between Zurich and Lyon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Zurich to Lyon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:19 and the last train is around 00:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 05:19, and the last at 23:32.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Zurich to Lyon train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Lyon by train.

Which trains operate between Zurich and Lyon?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Zurich to Lyon, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Bus
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • TGV Duplex
  • TGV Est
  • TGV Lyria
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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