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There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Nice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 56m

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

114€ - 196€

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Train, bus  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Geneve Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Nice, Nice Airport 1404

52€ - 78€

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Train, bus via Grenoble  •  11h 30m

  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 - GRENOBLE to NICE - Gare Routière - NICE

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Nice 553.8 km

60€ - 95€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4h 26m

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

56€ - 365€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 19m

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

130€ - 472€

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 48m

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

134€ - 440€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6h 32m

  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

94€ - 425€

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to train and bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 11h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Nice is to train and fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 390 and takes 4h 26m.

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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 8h 56m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Nice is 317 km. The road distance is 553.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Nice without a car is to train which takes 8h 56m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 8h 56m to get from Lausanne to Nice, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Nice is 554 km. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Lausanne to Nice.

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  • Distance: 316.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 56m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Nice via Geneve and Marseille St Charles in around 8h 56m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 350€
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Lyon to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
25€ - 160€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 28€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Lausanne to Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Train from Geneve to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
85€ - 100€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
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 Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Thello
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Nice, Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to NICE - Gare Routière - NICE
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER

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