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There are 9 ways to get from Lausanne to Nice by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Gare de Marseille-St-Charles  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Nice-Ville Tgv

$150 - $204

Cheapest option

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

$70 - $179

7 alternative options

Train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville Tgv

$153 - $204

Train, bus  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Gare Routière Vauban 31

Bus  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Nice

$112 - $152

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Nice 345.9 miles

$70 - $110

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$118 - $375

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

$142 - $371

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

$110 - $291

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to train and fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 180 and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Nice via Genova - Doria Metro Principe and Genova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Gare de Nice-Ville via Genève and Gare de Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 29m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Nice is 317 km. The road distance is 553.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Nice without a car is to train which takes 8h 29m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 8h 29m to get from Lausanne to Nice, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Nice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Nice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to train which takes 8h 29m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 160 and takes 11h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Nice.
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  • Distance: 197.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 29m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Nice, France?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Nice via Genève, Marseille-St-Charles, and Gare de Marseille-St-Charles in around 8h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Nice via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova - Via XX Settembre, and Genova in around 11h 42m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
Ler
Bus from Gare Routière to Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Lausanne to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Nice station.

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Lausanne to Nice train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Nice-Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Nice is 553 km. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Lausanne to Nice.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 4095+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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