How to travel from Milan to Lausanne

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from Milan to Lausanne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Lausanne on Nov 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:30PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano6h45 12:15AMLausanne, Parking du Vélodrome
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05:30PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano6h45 12:15AMLausanne, Parking du Vélodrome
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05:20PMMilan Centrale3h22 08:42PMLausanne, gare
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08:20AMMilan Centrale3h22 11:42AMLausanne, gare
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01:20PMMilan Centrale3h22 04:42PMLausanne, gare
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Travel Information from Milan to Lausanne

distanceDistance142 miles (229 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$77 - $180
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $77 (€70) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $180 (€165) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, ITA or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 142 miles (229 km) from Milan to Lausanne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $77 (€70). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, ITA or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Milan to Lausanne.

How to get from Milan to Lausanne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Lausanne, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Milan to Lausanne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Lausanne

Travel Tips: Travel to Lausanne 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 Milan to Lausanne.

Travel between Milan, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lausanne from Milan?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lausanne, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Milan to Lausanne.

The current restriction level for returning to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Milan, Italy from Lausanne, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Milan, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 Milan from Lausanne here.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Lausanne from Milan is by taking a bus with an average price of $77 (€70).

This is compared to other travel options to Lausanne:

Taking a bus is about $104 (€95) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $180 (€165) for this journey.

A bus is generally $4 (€4) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $81 (€74) from Milan to Lausanne.

The fastest way from Milan to Lausanne is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 22 min   on average.

Lausanne is approximately 142 miles (229 km) away from Milan.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Lausanne is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Milan, Stazione Centrale and tend to arrive in Lausanne, Parking du Vélodrome.
  • Trains from Milan to Lausanne most often leave from Milano Centrale and arrive in Lausanne.

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

  • You can go to Lausanne from Milan by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $77 (€70) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Milan to Lausanne on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Milan to Lausanne with ITA, and you can find ITA Milan to Lausanne tickets for $180 (€165) on Omio.
  • You can go to Lausanne from Milan by train with Trenitalia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $81 (€74) with Trenitalia from Milan to Lausanne on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.

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 between Milan and Lausanne.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Lausanne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Geneva, Paris or Zurich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Lausanne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lausanne and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $77 (€70) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $180 (€165) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $81 (€74) one way on average.

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

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