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There are 5 ways to get from Lausanne to Venice by train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia Ec

150€ - 280€

Cheapest option

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 25m

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

82€ - 222€

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Train via Milan  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia 8981 / ...

105€ - 206€

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Venice 587.2 km

70€ - 110€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6h 7m

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

133€ - 264€

Lausanne to Venice by train

The train journey time between Lausanne and Venice is around 6h 24m and covers a distance of around 573 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 24m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Lausanne to Venice train service departs from Lausanne and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lausanne to Venice train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Venice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Lausanne to Venice is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Venice is 456 km. The road distance is 587.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Venice without a car is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 300.

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The train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia takes 6h 24m including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Lausanne to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Lausanne to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Venice is 587 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Lausanne to Venice.

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  • Distance: 456.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia 5 times a week. Tickets cost 150€ - 280€ and the journey takes 6h 24m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
150€ - 280€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a week
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
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
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 to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€

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