There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Lausanne by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv

$95 - $110

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Bus  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Massy to Lausanne N799

$32 - $62

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Rideshare  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lausanne 333.6 miles

$45

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lausanne 333.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$71 - $240

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$83 - $282

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$126 - $435

Fly Paris Orly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne

$121 - $368

Fly Paris CDG to Basel, train  •  6 h 41 min

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

$123 - $407

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, train  •  7 h

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

$128 - $370

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lausanne is to rideshare which costs 38€ and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lausanne is to train which costs 80€ - 90€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Saint-Michel - Saint-Germain and arriving at Lausanne via Paris, Massy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Paris and Lausanne is 413 km. The road distance is 533.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 80€ - 90€.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Paris to Lausanne train services, operated by TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lausanne is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs 80€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 257.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

TGV operates a train from Paris to Lausanne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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 Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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
$28 - $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
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $50
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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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
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 Paris, Massy to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Paris to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lausanne is 534 km. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Paris to Lausanne.

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easyJet offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 395+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Lausanne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16 min and costs 9€.

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