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There are 9 ways to get from Lausanne to Monaco by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...

78€ - 129€

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Train, bus  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Nice, Nice 1404

55€ - 105€

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Bus, train  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Savona
  2. Take the train from Savona to Monaco Monte Carlo Ec

75€ - 98€

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Monaco 337.9 miles

60€ - 90€

Train to Geneva, fly to Nice  •  5h 19m

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

73€ - 162€

Train to Zurich, fly to Nice  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

138€ - 333€

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Nice  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

131€ - 375€

Train, train to Basel, fly to Nice  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

108€ - 265€

Train to Geneva, fly to Monaco  •  5h 17m

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

83€ - 280€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Monaco is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Monaco is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 330 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Monaco. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Monaco Monte Carlo via Milano Centrale and Ventimiglia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 52m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Monaco is 315 km. The road distance is 540.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Monaco without a car is to train which takes 8h 52m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 8h 52m to get from Lausanne to Monaco, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Monaco train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Lausanne station.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Lausanne to Monaco train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Ventimiglia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Monaco is 541 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Lausanne to Monaco.

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  • Distance: 197.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 52m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Monaco?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Monaco via Milano Centrale and Ventimiglia in around 8h 52m.

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Monaco via Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Geneva to Monaco via Zurich, Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Geneva to Monaco via Paris CDG, Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 750€
Flights from Geneva to Monaco via Olbia, Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Monaco via Rome, Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Monaco via Toulouse, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
13€ - 65€
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
thello.com
Train from Savona to Monaco Monte Carlo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 19€
1st Class
26€ - 30€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 18€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 18€
1st Class
19€ - 35€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 14€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 14€
1st Class
28€ - 45€
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 13€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
10€ - 13€
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Savona
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Geneva to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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