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Lyon to Zermatt by train

  • First train
    06:25
  • Last train
    23:14
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 38m
  • Distance
    226 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 8m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Zermatt by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Zermatt take around 5 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 226 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Zermatt.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Zermatt?

Journeys between Lyon and Zermatt usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Lyon to Zermatt 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 15 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lyon to Zermatt?

The Lyon to Zermatt train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lyon to Zermatt train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zermatt is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 06:25 and the last train is around 23:14. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 06:25, and the last at 20:30.

When to book Lyon to Zermatt train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 7 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 Lyon to Zermatt by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Zermatt?

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

  • Eurocity
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Lyria
  • Regional train
  • Regional-Express
  • TER
  • TGV
  • 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 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.