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There are 6 ways to get from Lausanne to Portofino 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  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

55€ - 84€

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Bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genoa, Genoa N496

27€ - 58€

4 alternative options

Bus via Genova  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genova - Stazione Marittima

62€ - 82€

Drive  •  4h 50m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Portofino 268.8 miles

55€ - 85€

Train, fly to Milan Linate  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

68€ - 258€

Train, fly to Genoa  •  9h 1m

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

106€ - 259€

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Portofino is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 70 and takes 10h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Portofino is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Portofino via Genova - Principe FS, Genova, San Lorenzo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 34m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Portofino is 318 km. The road distance is 430.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 6h 54m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 100.

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It takes approximately 6h 54m to get from Lausanne to Portofino, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Portofino is to train which takes 6h 54m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 100. Alternatively, you can bus via Genova, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 95 and takes 10h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Lausanne to Portofino bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Genova - Stazione Marittima station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 198.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 54m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Portofino via Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 6h 54m. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Lausanne to Portofino once a week. Tickets cost 55€ - 70€ and the journey takes 7h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 180€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 1100€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
250€ - 1100€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
200€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 470€
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 470€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 480€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Genoa via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 460€
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
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 S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
18€ - 21€
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-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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 Lausanne to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Portofino is 430 km. It takes approximately 4h 50m to drive from Lausanne to Portofino.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 2149+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at 72€ per night.

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