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

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Train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale Re_8
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Ec

SFr 57 - SFr 91

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Ferry, bus, train  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Como 35 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Grandate - Stazione to Fribourg
  3. Take the train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Lausanne 1 / ...

SFr 61 - SFr 104

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Varenna to Lausanne 247.8 miles

SFr 55 - SFr 90

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 65 - SFr 255

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Geneva  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA
  4. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 113 - SFr 287

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

SFr 152 - SFr 427

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The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Lausanne is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Lausanne is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varenna to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Varenna Esino and arriving at Lausanne via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Varenna and Lausanne is 211 km. The road distance is 396.6 km.

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The best way to get from Varenna to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs 45€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Varenna to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Varenna to Lausanne train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Varenna to Lausanne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varenna to Lausanne is 397 km. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Varenna to Lausanne.

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  • Distance: 132.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Varenna, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Varenna to Lausanne via Milano Centrale in around 5h 22m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 180
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 170
Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 21
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 15
Website
Trenord
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 Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
trenitalia.com
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Fribourg/Freiburg to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
Malpensa Express
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Grandate - Stazione to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Varenna to Como
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 491+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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