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There are 8 ways to get from Genoa to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$60 - $125

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 10 min

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

$35 - $60

6 alternative options

Train via Genova Brignole  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$41 - $108

Bus Domo Reisen  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Lausanne

$62 - $82

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Lausanne 245.5 miles

$55 - $90

Train to Milan Linate, fly, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$88 - $284

Fly from Genoa, train  •  7 h 42 min

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

$117 - $293

Bus to Nice, fly, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova Brignole Stazione FS to Nice Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur Gare Routière
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$89 - $207

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Lausanne is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Lausanne is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Lausanne via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Genoa and Lausanne is 296 km. The road distance is 392.9 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 50€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Genoa to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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Genoa to Lausanne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Lausanne is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 50€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 185 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Genoa to Lausanne via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Genoa to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min. Domo Reisen also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $85
First
$80 - $150
Trenitalia

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 Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$70 - $90
Schedules at
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
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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Genoa to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Lausanne is 393 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Genoa to Lausanne.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Genoa to Lausanne train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Genoa to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 405+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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