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There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$90 - $154

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Lausanne N504

$55 - $95

5 alternative options

Bus Domo Reisen  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze Terminal Bus to Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lausanne

$76 - $138

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Lausanne 391.6 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Florence to Geneva, train  •  5 h

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

$72 - $292

Fly Florence to Zurich, train  •  6 h 18 min

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

$146 - $482

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$87 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Lausanne is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Lausanne via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Florence and Lausanne is 473 km. The road distance is 626.6 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 75€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Florence to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Florence to Lausanne bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Firenze Terminal Bus station.

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Florence to Lausanne train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Lausanne is to train which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 75€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 12 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 295.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Florence to Lausanne via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Florence to Lausanne via Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria, Genova - Via XX Settembre, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, and Genova - Stazione Marittima in around 12 h 27 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Firenze Terminal Bus to Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17 to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Florence to Lausanne bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Florence to Lausanne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Lausanne is 627 km. It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to drive from Florence to Lausanne.

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Swiss offers flights from Florence Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 396+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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