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There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Rome 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 Milan  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini 8111-13 / ...

119€ - 245€

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Bus  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Genoa, Genoa N496 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 510 / ...

49€ - 59€

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Train  •  7h 40m

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

129€ - 275€

Drive  •  8h 59m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Rome 912.1 km

120€ - 180€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  5h 1m

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

91€ - 428€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

127€ - 335€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 48m

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

135€ - 515€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6h 57m

  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

97€ - 538€

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 460 and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Genoa, Genoa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 25m.

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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 Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Rome is 694 km. The road distance is 912.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Rome without a car is to train via Milan which takes 7h 33m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m 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 via Milan which takes 7h 33m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 16h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Rome.
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  • Distance: 693.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Rome via Milano Centrale and Milano Centrale Station in around 7h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Rome via Genoa, Genoa in around 16h 25m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 470€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
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 Gallarate
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
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 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)
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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-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€
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).

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
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Rome is 912 km. It takes approximately 8h 59m to drive from Lausanne to Rome.

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