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There are 9 ways to get from Nice to Lausanne 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 inOui TGV  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève Tgv
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$164 - $201

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$68 - $177

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$112 - $171

Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Lausanne N504

$76 - $123

Bus, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from NICE Gare Routiere Vauban to GRENOBLE Gare Routiere
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Airport
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne 150 / ...

$81 - $120

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Lausanne 345.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne

$116 - $374

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$137 - $367

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$107 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Lausanne is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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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 via Turin, Torino. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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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 Avignon TGV and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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The distance between Nice and Lausanne is 317 km. The road distance is 552.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 57 min and costs 140€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to get from Nice to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Nice to Lausanne is to train which takes 7 h 57 min and costs 140€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 197.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Nice to Lausanne via Avignon TGV and Genève in around 7 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Lausanne via Turin and Turin, Torino in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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
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 to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
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
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin, Torino to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from NICE Gare Routiere Vauban to GRENOBLE Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
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 Grenoble - Bus station to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Nice to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne 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 553 km. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min 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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There are 403+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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