How to travel from Paris to Lausanne

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from Paris to Lausanne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Lausanne on Aug 17 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMParis Orly Airport1h05 07:05PMGeneva International Airport
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05:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy6h45 11:45PMLausanne, Parking du Vélodrome
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07:56AMParis Gare de Lyon3h56 11:52AMLausanne, gare
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06:12AMParis Gare de Lyon4h02 10:14AMLausanne, gare
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05:55PMParis Gare de Lyon3h42 09:37PMLausanne, gare
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Travel Information to Lausanne from Paris

distanceDistance255 miles (412 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$73 - $139
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $73 (€68) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $130 (€120) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or SNCF | TGV Lyria

Travel 255 miles (412 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Lausanne from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $73 (€68). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or SNCF | TGV Lyria among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Lausanne.

How to get from Paris to Lausanne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Lausanne, 96,84% 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 Paris 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 Paris to Lausanne

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 Paris to Lausanne.

Travel from Paris, France to Lausanne, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Lausanne from Paris restricted?

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

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

  • 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 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Lausanne from Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Switzerland is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. 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 Paris from Lausanne here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Lausanne from Paris is by taking a bus, which costs on average $73 (€68).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lausanne:

A bus is $57 (€52) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Paris to Lausanne costing on average $130 (€120).

Taking a bus is about $66 (€61) less than taking a train, which costs on average $139 (€129) for this trip.

The fastest way from Paris to Lausanne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, getting to Lausanne by bus can take on average 6 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 41 min   of travel time.

Lausanne is approximately 255 miles (412 km) away from Paris.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lausanne is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 9 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Paris and Lausanne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Paris to Lausanne:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Lausanne, Parking du Vélodrome.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Paris to Lausanne depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne.

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

  • You can go to Lausanne from Paris by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $73 (€68) with Flixbus from Paris to Lausanne on Omio.
  • You can go to Lausanne from Paris by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $130 (€120) with easyJet from Paris to Lausanne on Omio.
  • You can travel from Paris to Lausanne by train with SNCF | TGV Lyria. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $139 (€129) with SNCF | TGV Lyria from Paris to Lausanne.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 5 direct trains per day with SNCF | TGV Lyria.

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 Paris and Lausanne.

Omio customers who travel from Paris to Lausanne often also extend their vacation to go to Geneva, Milan or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lausanne and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $73 (€68) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $130 (€120) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $139 (€129) one way on average.

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

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