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

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Train  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Ic / ...

96€ - 207€

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Bus via Aosta  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Aosta 475
  2. Take the bus from Aosta to Genova Brignole Stazione

23€ - 39€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne Train Station to Genoa Marittima Neuchatel-Genua-Savona

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Genoa 393.8 km

50€ - 80€

Train, fly to Genoa  •  7h 35m

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

95€ - 465€

Train, fly to Milan Linate  •  6h 11m

  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 Genova Brignole

107€ - 422€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Genoa is to bus via Aosta which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 9h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Genoa is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne Train Station station and arriving at Genoa Marittima. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Genova Brignole via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 58m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Genoa is 296 km. The road distance is 393.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 5h 58m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from Lausanne to Genoa, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Genoa bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Lausanne Train Station.

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Lausanne to Genoa 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 Genoa is to train which takes 5h 58m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 7h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 296 km
  • Duration: 5h 58m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Genoa via Milano Centrale in around 5h 58m. Alternatively, ExpressBus operates a bus from Lausanne Train Station to Genoa Marittima 3 times a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 7h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 420€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 420€
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 260€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lausanne Train Station to Genoa Marittima
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
ExpressBus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Aosta
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Aosta to Genova Brignole Stazione
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Lausanne to Genoa bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Genoa Marittima station.

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Lausanne to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Genoa is 394 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Lausanne to Genoa.

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KLM, Iberia, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Genoa Airport.

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