Coaches from Lyon to Zurich

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Lyon - Zurich Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Lyon to Zurich. Traveling by coach from Lyon to Zurich usually takes around 6 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance208 mi (335 km)
Shortest duration6h 30m
Cheapest price£25.40
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Lyon to Zurich?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Lyon to Zurich. FlixBus is the one coach line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus26h 40m£25.40
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Lyon to Zurich, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 40 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Lyon to Zurich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Lyon to Zurich?

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 208 miles from Lyon to Zurich. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Lyon?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from Lyon to Zurich, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Zurich are there per day?

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Lyon to Zurich. Both of these are direct coaches, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring coaches at any point during your trip.

City Information

Lyon

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Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the central-west of France, Lyon is France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille. Lyon has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 2,000 years of history and its central role in the Renaissance. Vieux Lyon is the city's historic area, full of old buildings and a vibrant French atmosphere. Wander through the traboules, a unique architectural feature of the city; these secret passageways wind through Lyon's buildings and courtyards. Several guided tours will describe the many uses of these covered paths throughout Lyon's history: from shortcuts to the river for 4th-century residents to meeting places for 19th-century silk workers and the World War II French resistance.

Lyon is also famously hailed as the birthplace of cinema. To immerse yourself in film history, visit the Musée Cinéma et Miniature to explore old movie props, costumes, and even complete film sets from several iconic films. To experience a traditional French market, stop in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This indoor gourmet market offers only the finest local produce, the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

Getting to Lyon is simple, and the lion's share of options are via ground travel. Eurolines coach services offer transport from many European cities into the Perrache train station, and many train services, including the TGV, also operate from the same station. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is only 25 km east of the city, providing both European and intercontinental flights.

Zurich

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometres from the city centre. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance coaches also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Lyon?

Main departure station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

Most coaches depart from the main station in Lyon.

All coach stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

Where does the coach arrive in Zurich?

Main arrival station: Limmatstrasse 5

All coaches from Lyon arrive at one main station in Zurich.

Coach stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

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