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There are 5 ways to get from Lausanne to Grenoble by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train SNCF  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Grenoble Genève - Grenoble / ...

$54 - $89

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Geneva Airport K388
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus station Ouibus

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 51m

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

$50 - $84

Train, night bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Grenoble - Bus station Ouibus

$31 - $53

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Grenoble 129.5 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Grenoble is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Grenoble is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Grenoble station. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Grenoble - Bus station via Geneva - Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Grenoble. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Gare de Grenoble via Gare de Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Grenoble is 165 km. The road distance is 207.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Grenoble without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Lausanne to Grenoble, including transfers.

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

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Lausanne to Grenoble 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 Grenoble is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 15 and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Grenoble.
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  • Distance: 103.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Grenoble, France?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Grenoble via Genève and Gare de Genève in around 3h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Grenoble via Geneva Airport and Geneva - Airport in around 4h 40m.

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
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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Lausanne to Grenoble bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Grenoble - Bus station.

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Lausanne to Grenoble train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Grenoble station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Grenoble is 207 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Lausanne to Grenoble.

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There are 474+ hotels available in Grenoble. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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