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There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Villefontaine by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Geneve Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...

75€ - 161€

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Bus  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lyon, Perrache 251 / ...

15€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Geneve Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Lyon

87€ - 147€

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Villefontaine 209.9 km

23€ - 35€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Villefontaine is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Villefontaine is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Villefontaine is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 29 and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Villefontaine is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Villefontaine. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at La Verpilliere via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Villefontaine is 152 km. The road distance is 209.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Villefontaine without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Lausanne to Villefontaine, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Villefontaine 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 Villefontaine is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 16 - SFr 29 and takes 6h 8m.

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Lausanne to Villefontaine train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Villefontaine is 210 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Lausanne to Villefontaine.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Villefontaine.
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  • Distance: 152.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Villefontaine, France?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Villefontaine via Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu in around 4h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Lyon, Perrache 5 times a day. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 30m. RegioJet also services this route twice a week.

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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
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
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 28€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
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 Lyon, Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
RegioJet
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
iberocoach.com

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