There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Venice 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 24m

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

160€ - 280€

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Bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Novara, Novara 475
  2. Take the bus from Novara, Novara to Milan, Milan 407 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Milan to Venice - Tronchetto

31€ - 44€

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Bern-Venedig

102€ - 164€

Drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Venice 591.5 km

80€ - 120€

Train to Geneva, fly to Venice  •  4h 47m

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

61€ - 384€

Train to Zurich, fly to Venice  •  6h 20m

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

152€ - 511€

Train, train to Basel, fly to Venice  •  6h 32m

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

105€ - 304€

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 31m

  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 Venezia S. Lucia

118€ - 453€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Venice is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Venice is to train and fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 410 and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Venice. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Venice - Tronchetto via Novara, Novara and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Venice is 456 km. The road distance is 591.5 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 160 - SFr 300.

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The train from Lausanne to Venezia S. Lucia takes 6h 24m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Lausanne to Venice 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 Venice is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 10h 20m.

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Map of how to get 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 once daily. Tickets cost 160€ - 280€ and the journey takes 6h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Venice via Novara, Novara and Milan in around 10h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 400€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 280€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
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 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Novara, Novara
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Novara, Novara to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Novara - Fermata A4 Ovest to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Novara to Milan
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€
Website
Marino Autolinee
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Milan to Venice - Tronchetto
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
ExpressBus

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Lausanne to Venice bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Venice - Tronchetto station.

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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 592 km. It takes approximately 6h 8m to drive from Lausanne to Venice.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Venice Airport.

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