There are 9 ways to get from Venice to Lausanne by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$100 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Milan
  2. Take the night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lausanne Rj

$30 - $43

7 alternative options

Train via Milano Centrale  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$95 - $164

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Lausanne 405

$42 - $79

Drive  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Lausanne 368.4 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$64 - $294

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 7 min

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

$128 - $434

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 25 min

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

$118 - $444

Fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lyon (LYS) VCE - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne

$109 - $407

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Lausanne twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 22 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Lyon via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 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
57 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
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Geneve 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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Venice and Lausanne is 456 km. The road distance is 589 km.

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lausanne is to bus and night bus which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Venice to Lausanne is to fly and train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 50€ - 250€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia Santa Lucia and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Corsia A5 and arriving at Lausanne via Venice, Venice Mestre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

The train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Lausanne takes 6 h 22 min including transfers and departs twice daily.