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There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Nice-Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lausanne

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Lausanne P+R

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Drive

  1. Drive from Nice to Lausanne

Fly to Geneva, train

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

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

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The cost-effective way to get from Nice to Lausanne is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs €55 - €200 and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Lausanne P+R via Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Nice-Ville and arriving at Lausanne via Lyon Part Dieu and Geneve. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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The distance between Nice and Lausanne is 317 km. The road distance is 543 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs €120 - €190.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Nice to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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Nice to Lausanne train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Nice-Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lausanne is to train which takes 8h 21m and costs €120 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 316.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 21m

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

You can take a train from Nice to Lausanne via Lyon Part Dieu and Geneve in around 8h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Lausanne via Turin in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 150
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 700
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 800
Train operators
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Nice-Ville to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 95
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 30
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Rail 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 45
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 Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Nice to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne P+R station.

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Nice to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Lausanne is 543 km. It takes approximately 5h 47m to drive from Nice to Lausanne.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Nice to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 27 min and costs €2.

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