You can get from Geneva to Lausanne by train, bus or flight.
To get from Geneva to Lausanne on Dec 02 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||32 miles (51 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$22 - $66|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $22 (€20) • 1 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • $26 (€24) • 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||Alsa or SBB|
Travel 32 miles (51 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Geneva to Lausanne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Geneva to Lausanne.
Traveling between Geneva and Lausanne is a scenic journey, whether your opt for the road or rail route. Travel around the shores of Lake Geneva and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Swiss Alps as you travel. Traveling by rail is much quicker than by road and with several trains each hour. Prices are comparable, so your choice is between traveling from Geneva to Lausanne quickly, or opting for the slower journey by road, giving yourself time to take in the beauty of Switzerland.
Traveling from Geneva to Lausanne by bus is very straightforward and also affordable, with tickets starting at around €9. Buses are available on several days of the week. The 60 kilometer journey takes just under three hours and with Eurolines air-conditioned buses, with reclining seats, plenty of legroom, toilets and Wi-Fi, you can be sure of a comfortable journey. When traveling from Geneva to Lausanne, pick up your bus at Avenue Émile Zola; the bus station in Lausanne is at the Parking du Vélodrome, conveniently located for the city center.
Traveling from Geneva to Lausanne is quickest by train. The average travel time is just 40 minutes, with some trains taking even less time. There are about 80 trains each day, with the first leaving just after midnight and at 20 minute intervals thereafter. Depart from Geneva CFF central station and arrive at Lausanne station in the center of the city. Tickets can be purchased online using Omio. Fares start from just 16 Euros, although if you are traveling elsewhere in Switzerland, you would do well to consider a 5-day Swiss Rail Pass.
You can travel to Lausanne from Geneva 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Geneva and Lausanne is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€20).
This is compared to other travel options to Lausanne:
Taking a bus is about $44 (€40) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $66 (€60) for this trip.
A bus is generally $5 (€4) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $26 (€24) from Geneva to Lausanne.
The quickest way to travel to Lausanne from Geneva is by train, which takes on average 35 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h of travel time.
In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.
Lausanne is approximately 32 miles (51 km) away from Geneva.
The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lausanne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Geneva to Lausanne as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Geneva to Lausanne:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Geneva to Lausanne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Geneva to Lausanne with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Lausanne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.
Before traveling from Geneva to Lausanne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Geneva to Lausanne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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