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.

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Train via Marseille-St-Charles  •  8 h 33 min

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

$150 - $204

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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 - $180

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Train  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville Tgv

$148 - $199

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Nice, Nice 492

$76 - $100

Train, bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Grenoble - Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban 31

$81 - $124

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Nice 345.9 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 26 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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Nice (NCE) LYS - NCE

$113 - $370

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 32 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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Nice. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Nice, Nice via Genoa, Genoa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 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 Genève and Marseille-St-Charles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 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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The best way to get from Lausanne to Nice without a car is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Lausanne to Nice, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Nice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Nice 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 Nice is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 35 min.

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

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Lausanne to Nice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice, Nice station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Nice.
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  • Distance: 197.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Nice via Genève and Marseille-St-Charles in around 8 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Nice via Genova - Stazione Marittima and Genoa, Genoa in around 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 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
Every 30 minutes
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Nice - Gare Routière Vauban
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
info-ler.fr

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Lausanne to Nice train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Nice is 553 km. It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to drive from Lausanne to Nice.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport.

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