There are 6 ways to get from Lausanne to Geneva 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.
What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Geneva every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 36 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Lausanne to Geneva 3 times a week. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 55 min.
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
- Ave. Duration
- 36 min
- 4 times a day
- Estimated price
- $21 - $29
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Questions & Answers
How far is it from Lausanne to Geneva?
The distance between Lausanne and Geneva is 51 km. The road distance is 65 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Geneva?
The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 55 min.
What is the fastest way to get from Lausanne to Geneva?
The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Geneva is to train which takes 36 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45.
Is there a direct train between Lausanne and Geneva?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Genève. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.
Is there a direct bus between Lausanne and Geneva?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne, park.Velodrome and arriving at Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 55 min.
Is there a direct ferry between Lausanne and Geneva?
Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Lausanne-Ouchy and arriving at Genève-Mont-Blanc. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.
How long does it take to get from Lausanne to Geneva?
The train from Lausanne to Genève takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.