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

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Train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr

$107 - $170

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 45 min

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

$50 - $85

6 alternative options

Bus Domo Reisen  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria to Firenze Terminal Bus Baltour

$82 - $146

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Florence 401.4 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Geneva, fly to Florence  •  4 h 26 min

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

$73 - $295

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR

$151 - $490

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$93 - $318

Train to Geneva, fly to Pisa, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Pisa (PSA) GVA - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$73 - $331

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Florence is to train and fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 290 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Florence, Florence. Services depart six times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Firenze S.Maria Novella via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Florence is 473 km. The road distance is 642.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Florence without a car is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Lausanne to Florence, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Florence bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lausanne station.

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Florence is to train which takes 5 h 42 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 150 and takes 12 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Florence.
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  • Distance: 295.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Florence via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Genova - Via Antonio Gramsci, Genova - Via XX Settembre, and Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria in around 12 h 34 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria to Firenze Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to FIRENZE - Autostazione SITA via S.Caterina da Siena17
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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 Lausanne to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Lausanne to Florence bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Firenze Terminal Bus station.

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Lausanne to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Florence is 642 km. It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to drive from Lausanne to Florence.

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Swiss offers flights from Geneva Airport to Florence Airport.

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Book your Lausanne to Florence bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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