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There are 10 ways to get from Lausanne to Rome by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$110 - $207

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Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Geneva K388 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Rome N1729

$53 - $91

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Train, bus and ferry  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Luzern to Rome

$128 - $193

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Rome 570 miles

$130 - $200

Train to Geneva, fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$72 - $262

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

$123 - $323

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

$138 - $398

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 43 min

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

$129 - $434

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 54 min

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

$132 - $444

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  7 h 57 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 Rome (FCO) LYS - FCO

$115 - $398

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 270 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Rome. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Rome via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Rome. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Rome is 694 km. The road distance is 912 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Rome without a car is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Lausanne to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Lausanne to Rome 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 Rome is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Rome.
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  • Distance: 433.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Rome via Geneva in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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 Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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
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
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
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 Lausanne to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Luzern to Rome
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Lausanne to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Rome is 912 km. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to drive from Lausanne to Rome.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Rome Airport.

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