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There are 10 ways to get from Lausanne to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$90 - $105

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Paris, Paris N799

$30 - $60

8 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Paris 333.9 miles

$37 - $39

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Paris 334.1 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris Orly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY) GVA - ORY

$74 - $239

Train to Geneva, fly to Paris CDG  •  4 h 59 min

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

$83 - $277

Train, train to Mulhouse, fly to Paris Orly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY

$129 - $431

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Paris Orly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris Orly (ORY) LYS - ORY

$122 - $355

Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 37 min

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

$145 - $399

Train, train to Basel, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 33 min

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

$123 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Paris is to rideshare which costs SFr 37 - SFr 39 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Paris is to train which costs SFr 90 - SFr 105 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Paris, Paris. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Paris is 413 km. The road distance is 534.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 105.

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The train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon takes 3 h 43 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Lausanne to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Paris is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 105. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Paris.
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  • Distance: 257.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

inOui TGV operates a train from Lausanne to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $105 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Paris 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
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-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $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
$30 - $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
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
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
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 Lausanne to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$37 - $39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Lausanne to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Paris is 535 km. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Lausanne to Paris.

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easyJet offers flights from Geneva Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 5186+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lausanne and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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