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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville Tgv

$155 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Aix-en-Provence
  3. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport

$32 - $43

7 alternative options

Train, bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny 90
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Turin, Torino 222
  3. Take the bus from Turin to Nice

$88 - $146

Train, bus Ouibus  •  11 h 12 min

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

$55 - $86

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Nice 345.9 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$70 - $179

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 16 min

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

$142 - $372

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 52 min

  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

$120 - $385

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  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

$110 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 9 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to train and fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 180 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Nice is 317 km. The road distance is 553.4 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to get from Lausanne to Nice, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Congrès / Promenade via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Aix-en-Provence and Aéroport / Promenade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Nice Ville via Geneve and Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 29 min.

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Nice via Genève, Geneve, and Marseille-St-Charles in around 8 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Nice via Lyon - Perrache Bus station, Aix-en-Provence, Nice - Airport, and Aéroport / Promenade in around 9 h 56 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$15 - $75
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
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 Lausanne to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Aix-en-Provence
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Aix-en-Provence to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Nice - Airport
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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 Martigny to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

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