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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Lausanne by train, bus, ferry, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 150 / ...

$25 - $45

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Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Lausanne K388 / ...

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the ferry from Genève-Mont-Blanc to Lausanne-Ouchy 20-Y / ...

$45 - $70

Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Lausanne 40.2 miles

$6

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Geneva to Lausanne 40.4 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lausanne 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 2 - SFr 7 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to taxi which costs SFr 230 - SFr 280 and takes 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Genève-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Lausanne-Ouchy. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Lausanne is 51 km. The road distance is 64.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45.

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The train from Genève to Lausanne takes 51 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Geneva to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 32 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Lausanne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 51 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Lausanne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. RegioJet also services this route once a week.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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 Geneva to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators
CGN
Phone
+41 (0)900 929 929
Email
info@cgn.ch
Website
cgn.ch
Ferry from Genève-Mont-Blanc to Lausanne-Ouchy
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
cgn.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Geneva to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Taxi Phone
Phone
+41 22 331 41 33
Website
taxi-phone.ch
Ambassador Taxi
Phone
+41 22 731 41 41
Website
ambassador-limousine.com
Taxis202
Phone
+41 22 320 22 02
Website
taxis.ch

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to train which takes 51 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 2 - SFr 7 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lausanne is 65 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Geneva to Lausanne.

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Book your Geneva to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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

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