Travel options
from Lausanne to Lyon

You can get from Lausanne to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

No journeys found

We couldn’t find any journeys for this date. Click below and try searching for another date.

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Jan 24
Find prices
$15Flixbus
Tue
Jan 25
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Wed
Jan 26
Find prices
$20Union Ivkoni International
Thu
Jan 27
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Fri
Jan 28
Find prices
$12STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Jan 29
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Sun
Jan 30
$109SNCF | TER
$12Flixbus
Mon
Jan 31
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
Find prices
$19Union Ivkoni International
Thu
Feb 3
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
Find prices
$12STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Feb 5
$75SNCF | TER
$12Flixbus
Sun
Feb 6
$109SNCF | TER
$12Flixbus
Mon
Feb 7
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Tue
Feb 8
Find prices
$12Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
Find prices
$19Union Ivkoni International
Thu
Feb 10
Find prices
$15Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
Find prices
$12STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
Sat
Feb 12
$75SNCF | TER
$12Flixbus

Travel Information from Lausanne to Lyon

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $51
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 100 miles (161 km) by bus or train to Lyon from Lausanne. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Lausanne to Lyon.

The Window Seat

Read more about Lyon

Lyon: A City Guide
Lyon: A City Guide

Recognized around the world as the “Capital of Gastronomy,” Lyon, France, is a cosmopolitan metropolis where French tradition meets modernity. First and foremost a university town, the eastern French city, situated in the Rhône-Alpes region, offers...

Continue reading
Omio Launches the Open Travel Index
Omio Launches the Open Travel Index

As a result of COVID-19, travel rules and regulations are in a constant flux. Omio has gathered all the latest updates on travel restrictions across Europe in the Open Travel Index. This online resource serves as an interactive discovery tool...

Continue reading

Travel Tips: Travel from Lausanne to Lyon

Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lausanne to Lyon.
FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Lyon, France from Lausanne, Switzerland currently allowed?

International travel from Lausanne, Switzerland to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if traveling from Lausanne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/22/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Lyon from Lausanne.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Lausanne, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Lausanne, Switzerland from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lausanne, Switzerland from Lyon, France?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lausanne from Lyon?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Lausanne, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lausanne from Lyon here.

How do I reach Lyon from Lausanne?

There are 2 ways to get from Lausanne to Lyon: bus or train.

How do I get from Lausanne to Lyon the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

Taking a bus is usually $36 (€30) less than taking a train to Lyon, which costs on average $51 (€42) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Lausanne to Lyon?

The fastest way from Lausanne to Lyon is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by train can take on average 4 h 7 min.

How far is it from Lausanne to Lyon?

The Lausanne to Lyon distance is around 100 miles (161 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Lausanne to Lyon?

The average frequency per day from Lausanne to Lyon is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lausanne to Lyon as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Lausanne to Lyon, where do I depart from Lausanne and where do I arrive in Lyon?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Lausanne to Lyon:

  • Buses from Lausanne to Lyon most often leave from Lausanne, Beau-Site (Avenue du Grey) and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Trains from Lausanne to Lyon most often leave from Lausanne and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Which travel operators can get me to Lyon from Lausanne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lausanne to Lyon:

  • You can take a bus from Lausanne to Lyon with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $15 (€12) with Flixbus from Lausanne to Lyon.
  • You can travel between Lausanne and Lyon by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $51 (€42) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Lausanne to Lyon.

Can I travel directly between Lausanne and Lyon?

Yes, there are direct routes from Lausanne to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.

Direct services to Lyon 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 trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lausanne to Lyon?

Looking to extend your trip from Lausanne to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Lausanne to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Paris, Geneva or Barcelona from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I book my Lausanne to Lyon one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Lausanne to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $15 (€12) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $51 (€42) one way.

But we recommend booking Lausanne to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Travelling from Lausanne to Lyon: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need