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There are 6 ways to get from Canton of Vaud to Venice by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

€150 - €280

Cheapest option

Fly Geneva to Venice  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE

€73 - €266

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern Ir15
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Bern-Venedig

€96 - €161

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Venice 587.2 km

€70 - €110

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Yverdon-les-Bains to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE

€114 - €299

Fly Geneva to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia

€106 - €314

Canton of Vaud to Venice by train

The train journey time between Canton of Vaud and Venice is around 6h 24m and covers a distance of around 573 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 24m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Canton of Vaud to Venice train service departs from Lausanne and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 24m
Fastest train time:
6h 24m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€150
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:18
Last train departs at:
08:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canton of Vaud to Venice train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canton of Vaud to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of Vaud to Venice is to train and fly which costs SFr 120 - SFr 330 and takes 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Canton of Vaud and Venice is 467 km. The road distance is 587.2 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of Vaud to Venice without a car is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300.

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The train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia takes 6h 24m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Canton of Vaud to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Canton of Vaud to Venice is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 300 and takes 6h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Canton of Vaud to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Map of how to get from Canton of Vaud to Venice.
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  • Distance: 467 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Canton of Vaud, Switzerland and Venice, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia once daily. Tickets cost €150 - €280 and the journey takes 6h 24m. Alternatively, Swiss, Alitalia and 16 other airlines fly from Nyon to Venice hourly.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Flights from Geneva to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Yverdon-les-Bains to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
ExpressBus

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