There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Lausanne by train, bus, ferry, taxi, car or rideshare
Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.
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 $26 - $50 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Geneva to Lausanne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 55 min.
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Questions & Answers
How far is it from Geneva to Lausanne?
The distance between Geneva and Lausanne is 51 km. The road distance is 65 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne?
The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 3 and takes 55 min.
What is the fastest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne?
The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lausanne is to train which takes 36 min and costs SFr 45.
Is there a direct train between Geneva and Lausanne?
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 36 min.
Is there a direct bus between Geneva and Lausanne?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and arriving at Lausanne, park.Velodrome. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.
Is there a direct ferry between Geneva and Lausanne?
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.
How long does it take to get from Geneva to Lausanne?
The train from Genève to Lausanne takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.