There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Lyon by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus / ...

$8 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

$55 - $94

Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Lyon 132.6 miles

$16 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Lyon 133.2 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Lyon is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 20 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Lyon is to drive which takes 2 h 12 min and costs SFr 28 - SFr 45.

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The distance between Lausanne and Lyon is 162 km. The road distance is 213 km.

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The bus from Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station takes 3 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Lausanne to Lyon hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h. FlixBus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lausanne to Lyon via Genève and Geneve in around 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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