There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Lausanne by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$78 - $392

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 39 min

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

$127 - $402

Fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$137 - $442

Fly to Lyon, train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Lyon (LYS) LIS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne

$123 - $364

Train  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv

$332 - $418

Bus InterNorte  •  33 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Lausanne

$110 - $180

Bus Eurolines FR  •  33 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa sete Rios to Lyon
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Lausanne 106 / ...

$143 - $301

Drive  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Lausanne 1197.7 miles

$270 - $400

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisboa - Sete Rios and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart three times a day, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 33 h 5 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Lausanne is 1550 km. The road distance is 1916.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 24 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Lisbon to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Lausanne bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Lisboa - Sete Rios station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lausanne is to train which takes 24 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Lisbon to Lausanne bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Lausanne is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 5:15 PM in Lisbon and 6:15 PM in Lausanne.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Lausanne is 1916 km. It takes approximately 18 h 12 min to drive from Lisbon to Lausanne.

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  • Distance: 968.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lisbon to Lausanne via Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 24 h 12 min. Alternatively, InterNorte operates a bus from Lisbon to Lausanne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 33 h 5 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
cp.pt
Bus operators
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Sete Rios to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
33 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lisboa sete Rios to Lyon
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lyon, de Perrache - Galerie A to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com

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Swiss, Lufthansa, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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