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There are 4 ways to get from Grenoble to Lausanne by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Genève Genève - Valence-Ville / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$59 - $95

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Airport Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Lausanne K388

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$31 - $53

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Lausanne 129.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Lausanne is to bus which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Lausanne is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble station to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Grenoble - Bus station and arriving at Lausanne via Geneva Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Lausanne via Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Grenoble and Lausanne is 165 km. The road distance is 207 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Grenoble to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Lausanne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Grenoble - Bus station.

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Grenoble to Lausanne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Lausanne is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 103.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Lausanne via Genève in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grenoble to Lausanne via Geneva - Airport and Geneva Airport in around 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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 Geneva Airport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Lausanne is 207 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Grenoble to Lausanne.

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