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There are 4 ways to get from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne by ferry, train, car or rideshare

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Ferry  •  50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Thonon-les-Bains CGN to Lausanne-Ouchy N2

SFr 19 - SFr 27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne 77.8 km

SFr 7

2 alternative options

Train  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Thonon Les Bains to Annemasse Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Annemasse to Lausanne Re / ...

SFr 35 - SFr 83

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne 76.6 km

SFr 9 - SFr 14

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne is to ferry which costs 18€ - 25€ and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Thonon-les-Bains CGN and arriving at Lausanne-Ouchy. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Thonon Les Bains and arriving at Lausanne via Annemasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between Thonon-les-Bains and Lausanne is 20 km. The road distance is 76.6 km.

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The best way to get from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne without a car is to ferry which takes 50 min and costs 18€ - 25€.

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The ferry from Thonon-les-Bains CGN to Lausanne-Ouchy takes 50 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Thonon Les Bains station.

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Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne is 77 km. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne.

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  • Distance: 20 km
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Thonon-les-Bains, France and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne via Annemasse in around 1h 57m.

Train operators
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 Thonon Les Bains to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Rail 1st Class
SFr 12 - SFr 18
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 Thonon-les-Bains to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annemasse to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Thonon Les Bains to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 29
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Thonon-les-Bains to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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