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There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne to Vatican City by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 18m

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

118€ - 274€

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Bus  •  17h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne Train Station to Genoa Marittima Neuchatel-Genua-Savona
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina Baltour

59€ - 81€

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Drive  •  8h 56m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Vatican City 910.4 km

110€ - 170€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4h 57m

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

71€ - 201€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 27m

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

121€ - 279€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 45m

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

124€ - 347€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6h 58m

  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

109€ - 351€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Vatican City is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 17h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Vatican City is to train and fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 220 and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne station to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Lausanne Train Station and arriving at Emo via Marittima/Principe Fs, Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps and Staz.ne Tiburtina . The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 18m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Vatican City is 691 km. The road distance is 910.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Vatican City without a car is to train which takes 7h 18m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 300.

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It takes approximately 7h 18m to get from Lausanne to Vatican City, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Vatican City bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Lausanne Train Station.

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Lausanne to Vatican City 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 Vatican City is to train which takes 7h 18m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 17h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 691.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 18m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Vatican City, Vatican?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Vatican City via Milano Centrale in around 7h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Vatican City via Genoa Marittima, Marittima/Principe Fs, Cadorna/Piazza Della Vittoria, Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps, Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina, and Staz.ne Tiburtina in around 17h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 85€
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
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)
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 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 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
1h 6m
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
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lausanne Train Station to Genoa Marittima
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
ExpressBus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Baltour

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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 Vatican City bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Vatican City is 910 km. It takes approximately 8h 56m to drive from Lausanne to Vatican City.

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Kenya Airways, easyJet, Swiss and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Rome Airport.

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