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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. 1 / ...

$25 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  55 min

  1. Rj

$2 - $5

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  3 h 42 min

  1. 20-Y / ...

$45 - $70

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. 40.4 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  44 min

  1. 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. 40.2 miles

$6

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 36 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Geneva to Lausanne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 55 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators
CGN
Phone
+41 (0)900 929 929
Email
info@cgn.ch
Website
cgn.ch
Ferry from Genève-Mont-Blanc to Lausanne-Ouchy
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
cgn.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Geneva to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Taxi Phone
Phone
+41 22 331 41 33
Website
taxi-phone.ch
Ambassador Taxi
Phone
+41 22 731 41 41
Website
ambassador-limousine.com
Taxis202
Phone
+41 22 320 22 02
Website
taxis.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Lausanne is 51 km. The road distance is 65 km.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 5 and takes 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to train which takes 36 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45.

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 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. 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.

The train from Genève to Lausanne takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.