There are 5 ways to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car
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Train • 1 h 1 min
$26 - $50
Bus • 1 h 25 min
$4 - $7
3 alternative options
Rideshare • 58 min
Taxi • 39 min
$220 - $270
Drive • 39 min
$8 - $12
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne is to rideshare which costs SFr 6 and takes 58 min.
The quickest way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne is to taxi which costs SFr 220 - SFr 270 and takes 39 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva Airport and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève-Aéroport and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.
The distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Lausanne is 51 km. The road distance is 61.5 km.
The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 50.
The train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva Airport station.
Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève-Aéroport station.
The best way to get from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 4 - SFr 7 and takes 1 h 25 min.
What companies run services between Geneva Airport (GVA), Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne 4 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 25 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-Aéroport to Lausanne
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.
Bus from Geneva Airport to Lausanne
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 25 min
- 4 times a day
- Estimated price
- $4 - $7
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 Le Grand-Saconnex to Lausanne
- Ave. Duration
- 58 min
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
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More Questions & Answers
Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.
Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.
Yes, the driving distance between Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne is 62 km. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne.
Book your Geneva Airport (GVA) to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus.
There are 396+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.
Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva Airport (GVA) and Lausanne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.