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There are 7 ways to get from Vatican City to Lausanne by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5h 1m

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

SFr 89 - SFr 340

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano Marsala - Milano
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Lausanne P+R 479

SFr 52 - SFr 77

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 1m

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

SFr 138 - SFr 340

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne

SFr 126 - SFr 335

Train  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Ec

SFr 107 - SFr 312

Bus  •  17h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to Lausanne Train Station Savona-Genua-Neuchatel

SFr 62 - SFr 100

Drive  •  8h 58m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Lausanne 898.9 km

SFr 120 - SFr 180

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The cheapest way to get from Vatican City to Lausanne is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 15h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 310€ and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at Lausanne P+R via Roma Tiburtina and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Lausanne via Roma Termini and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 11m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Lausanne is 691 km. The road distance is 898.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 9h 11m and costs 95€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Vatican City to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Vatican City to Lausanne bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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Vatican City to Lausanne train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Lausanne is to train which takes 9h 11m and costs 95€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 17h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 691.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vatican City to Lausanne via Termini, Roma Termini, and Milano Centrale in around 9h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vatican City to Lausanne via Staz.ne Tiburtina , Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina, Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps, Cadorna/Piazza Della Vittoria, Doria/Metro' Principe, and Genoa Marittima in around 17h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 370
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 370
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 240
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 470
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 430
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 370
Train operators
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 Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
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 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 170
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 100
1st Class
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Base Premium
SFr 95 - SFr 140
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 100
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Smart Low Cost
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Smart Flex
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Baltour
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to Lausanne Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 85
Website
ExpressBus

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Lausanne is 899 km. It takes approximately 8h 58m to drive from Vatican City to Lausanne.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Swiss and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 7€ - 9€.

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