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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Lausanne by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lausanne Re / ...

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Lausanne P+R 479 / ...

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the ferry from Genève-Mt-Blanc to Lausanne-Ouchy Bat

Rideshare  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Lausanne 64.3 km

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Geneva to Lausanne 64.5 km

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lausanne 64.5 km

Geneva to Lausanne by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Lausanne is around 43 min and covers a distance of around 60 km. The fastest train normally takes 36 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and SNCF, the Geneva to Lausanne train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Lausanne. Typically 880 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
43 min
Fastest train time:
36 min
Train distance:
60 km
Trains per week:
880
Cheapest price:
SFr 24
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:20
Last train departs at:
23:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Lausanne train schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to rideshare, which costs SFr 6 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to taxi which costs SFr 290 - SFr 350 and takes 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Lausanne P+R. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Genève-Mt-Blanc and arriving at Lausanne-Ouchy. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Lausanne is 51 km. The road distance is 64.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs SFr 9 - SFr 35.

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The train from Geneve to Lausanne takes 48 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Geneva to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 51.1 km
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneve to Lausanne every 10 minutes. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 48 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Lausanne P+R 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 7 - SFr 9 and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 34
1st Class
SFr 22 - SFr 26
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Rail 1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Geneva to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Lausanne, Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Geneva to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 350
Taxis202
Phone
+41 22 320 22 02
Website
taxis.ch
Taxi Phone
Phone
+41 22 331 41 33
Website
mytaxiphone.ch
KZ taxi
Phone
+41 79 964 01 27
Website
kztaxi.ch
Ambassador Taxi
Phone
+41 22 731 41 41
Website
ambataxi.ch

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to train which takes 48 min and costs SFr 9 - SFr 35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 3 - SFr 9 and takes 55 min.

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Geneva to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne P+R station.

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Geneva to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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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 134+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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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.

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