There are 6 ways to get from Lausanne to Geneva by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...

$25 - $45

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Geneva K388 / ...

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Lausanne-Ouchy to Genève-Mont-Blanc 18-Y / ...

$45 - $65

Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Genève 40.2 miles

$6

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lausanne to Geneva 40.4 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Geneva 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Geneva. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Genève. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Geneva is 51 km. The road distance is 64.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs .

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The train from Lausanne to Genève takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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Lausanne to Geneva 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 Geneva is to train which takes 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 32 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Geneva every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 36 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. RegioJet also services this route 3 times a week.

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 Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Lausanne to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators
CGN
Phone
+41 (0)900 929 929
Email
info@cgn.ch
Website
cgn.ch
Ferry from Lausanne-Ouchy to Genève-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
cgn.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Lausanne to Geneva
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Taxi Services Sarl
Phone
+41 844 814 814
Website
taxiservices.ch
Allo Taxi
Phone
+41 800 907 907
Website
allotaxi.ch
SOS Taxis Lausanne
Phone
+41 800 214 214

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Geneva is 65 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Lausanne to Geneva.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lausanne and Geneva. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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