How to travel from Lyon to Lausanne

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Travel Information to Lausanne from Lyon

distanceDistance100 miles (161 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $62
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 100 miles (161 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Lyon to Lausanne. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lyon to Lausanne.

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FAQs

Travel from Lyon, France to Lausanne, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lausanne from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lausanne, Switzerland from Lyon?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lausanne, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lyon and Lausanne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Lyon, France from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Switzerland?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Lausanne.

There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Lausanne: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lausanne from Lyon is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lausanne:

Taking a bus is about $42 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $62 (€57) for this trip.

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

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

In comparison, getting to Lausanne by train can take on average 3 h.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Lausanne is:

  • Around 5 buses per day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Lyon 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 Lyon to Lausanne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Lausanne, Parking du Vélodrome.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lyon Part Dieu and tend to arrive in Lausanne.

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

  • You can take a bus from Lyon to Lausanne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $20 (€18) with Flixbus from Lyon to Lausanne.
  • You can travel by train between Lyon and Lausanne with SNCF | TGV Lyria, and you can find SNCF | TGV Lyria Lyon to Lausanne tickets for $62 (€57) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 5 direct buses per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lausanne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Lyon to Lausanne.

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

When planning your trip from Lyon to Lausanne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $20 (€18) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $62 (€57) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Lausanne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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