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There are 10 ways to get from London to Lausanne by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv

$171 - $346

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Train to London Luton, fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Geneva (GVA) LTN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$70 - $230

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Bus, train  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vallorbe En
  3. Take the train from Vallorbe to Lausanne 2

$71 - $132

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lausanne

$285 - $342

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lausanne

$141 - $210

Fly London City to Geneva, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$90 - $275

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$103 - $257

Fly London Gatwick to Geneva, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$77 - $235

Fly London City to Zurich, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$144 - $455

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$142 - $387

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Lausanne is to bus and train which costs £50 - £110 and takes 15 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs £75 - £200 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Lausanne via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between London and Lausanne is 464 miles.

The best way to get from London to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs £130 - £270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from London to Lausanne, including transfers.

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London to Lausanne train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Lausanne is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 9:00 PM in London and 10:00 PM in Lausanne.

London to Lausanne train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Map of how to get from London to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 463.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between London, England and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from London to Lausanne via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 7 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Luton to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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

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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Vallorbe
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$55 - $65
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 Vallorbe to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Lufthansa, Alitalia, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 419+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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