There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Lausanne by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, taxi or car
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Train • 51 min
$25 - $45
Bus • 55 min
$2 - $4
4 alternative options
Ferry • 3 h 42 min
$45 - $70
Rideshare • 1 h 4 min
Taxi • 44 min
$230 - $280
Drive • 44 min
$8 - $13
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 55 min.
The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to taxi which costs SFr 230 - SFr 280 and takes 44 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva - Bus station station and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 55 min.
Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Genève-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Lausanne-Ouchy. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.
The distance between Geneva and Lausanne is 51 km. The road distance is 64.6 km.
The best way to get from Geneva to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45.
The train from Genève to Lausanne takes 51 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Geneva to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere station.
Geneva to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.
What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Lausanne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 51 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Geneva to Lausanne once a week. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 55 min.
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.
Train from Genève to Lausanne
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.
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
- Ave. Duration
- 36 min
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $19 - $27
A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.
Rideshare from Genève to Lausanne
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 4 min
- Estimated price
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More Questions & Answers
The best way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to train which takes 51 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 55 min.
Geneva to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lausanne, park.Velodrome station.
Geneva to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.
Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lausanne is 65 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Geneva to Lausanne.
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There are 402+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.
Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Lausanne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.