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There are 6 ways to get from Lausanne to Florence by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 18m

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

$99 - $167

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Train to Geneva, fly to Florence  •  4h 23m

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

$72 - $288

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Bus  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence N524 / ...

$77 - $104

Drive  •  6h 32m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Florence 401.4 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence  •  6h 2m

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

$149 - $480

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 31m

  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

$87 - $314

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Florence is to bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 110 and takes 11h 28m.

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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 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Florence. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Florence, Florence via Lainate - Ing. Autostrada V.Lepetit and Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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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 5h 18m.

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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 5h 18m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m 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 5h 18m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 110 and takes 11h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Florence.
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  • Distance: 295.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Florence via Milano Centrale in around 5h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Florence via Lainate - Villoresi, Lainate - Ing. Autostrada V.Lepetit, Milan - AUTOSTAZIONE MM Lampugnano, and Milan, Milan in around 11h 28m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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
3h 19m
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
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Milan, Milan to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Lausanne to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence, Florence 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 6h 32m to drive from Lausanne to Florence.

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Swiss offers flights from Geneva Airport to Florence Airport.

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