Trains to Lausanne

The heart of the Swiss city of Lausanne lies on a terrace high above Lake Geneva, with suburbs tumbling down the slopes to the lakeshore below. But a sleek metro system tackles the steep slopes with ease, so it’s easy to get around town without strenuous hikes. On clear days, there are brilliant views from many parts of the city across Lake Geneva to the Alps beyond. There are few cities on this planet which can claim so beautiful a setting. Throw in a notably tolerant and very international population and it’s easy to see why Lausanne is so popular. The city has a relaxed feel, but it’s pricey.

There's the usual range of urban distractions and the famous Musée Olympique. New for 2019 is the city's fine arts museum which reopens at a new site close to the main railway station.

Lausanne is the obvious jumping-off point for excursions to the nearby Lavaux Vineyards (just east of Lausanne). Make time too for boat trips on the lake, using the comfortable steamer services which shuttle over to Evian and hop along the north shore to serve a medley of Swiss towns. Our favourite Lausanne excursion is an evening boat trip to Vevey, returning back into town by train.

The main railway station in Lausanne lies midway between the city centre and the lakeshore at Ouchy. There are direct TGVs to Paris, the fastest taking 4 hrs 40 mins for the 480-km sprint to the French capital. EuroCity trains run direct from Lausanne to Milan, Verona and Venice. There is an excellent range of inner-Swiss trains, with non-stop trains to Geneva leaving every 30 minutes. Berne, Basel and Zurich are all served by regular fast trains.

Travel to Lausanne by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

London to Lausanne by train

from $87.71

Avg 1 change 7hr 6m

Milan to Lausanne by train

from $31.58

Avg 0 change 3hr 19m

Geneva to Lausanne by train

from $21.30

Avg 0 change 36m

Bern to Lausanne by train

from $33.83

Avg 0 change 1hr 6m

Rome to Lausanne by train

from $60.52

Avg 1 change 6hr 23m

Paris to Lausanne by train

from $31.95

Avg 0 change 3hr 40m

Zurich to Lausanne by train

from $75.18

Avg 0 change 2hr 8m

Lyon to Lausanne by train

from $44.48

Avg 1 change 2hr 37m

Brig to Lausanne by train

from $44.48

Avg 0 change 1hr 22m

Basel to Lausanne by train

from $61.40

Avg 1 change 2hr 9m

Biel/Bienne to Lausanne by train

from $36.96

Avg 0 change 58m

Dijon to Lausanne by train

from $54.51

Avg 0 change 2hr 1m

Florence to Lausanne by train

from $42.85

Avg 1 change 5hr 42m

Montreux to Lausanne by train

from $11.28

Avg 0 change 18m

Lucerne to Lausanne by train

from $64.53

Avg 0 change 2hr 10m

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Mannheim to Lausanne by train

from $109.64

Avg 1 change 4hr 20m

Visp to Lausanne by train

from $42.60

Avg 0 change 1hr 32m

Venice to Lausanne by train

from $43.10

Avg 1 change 6hr 2m

Baden-Baden to Lausanne by train

from $34.46

Avg 2 change 3hr 43m

Stresa to Lausanne by train

from $31.58

Avg 0 change 2hr 21m

Olten to Lausanne by train

from $126.55

Avg 0 change 1hr 36m

Zermatt to Lausanne by train

from $77.06

Avg 1 change 2hr 57m

Interlaken to Lausanne by train

from $55.76

Avg 1 change 2hr 5m

Berlin to Lausanne by train

from $43.85

Avg 1 change 9hr 6m

Cambridge to Lausanne by train

from $233.18

Avg 2 change 8hr 55m

Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne by train

from $45.73

Avg 1 change 5hr 5m

Cologne to Lausanne by train

from $125.30

Avg 2 change 6hr 7m

Geneva Airport to Lausanne by train

from $26.31

Avg 0 change 45m

Cannes to Lausanne by train

from $202.36

Avg 1 change 6hr 38m

Turin to Lausanne by train

from $55.51

Avg 1 change 4hr 27m

Brussels to Lausanne by train

from $45.11

Avg 1 change 5hr 54m

Bologna to Lausanne by train

from $46.11

Avg 1 change 5hr 4m

Naples to Lausanne by train

from $135.57

Avg 1 change 7hr 57m

Bellegarde to Lausanne by train

from $63.28

Avg 1 change 1hr 14m

Morges to Lausanne by train

from $9.40

Avg 0 change 12m

Neuchâtel to Lausanne by train

from $28.82

Avg 0 change 41m

Verona to Lausanne by train

from $87.71

Avg 1 change 5hr 10m

Amsterdam to Lausanne by train

from $45.11

Avg 3 change 8hr 38m

Lille to Lausanne by train

from $53.88

Avg 1 change 5hr 24m

Karlsruhe to Lausanne by train

from $39.47

Avg 1 change 3hr 56m

Aigle to Lausanne by train

from $31.95

Avg 0 change 31m

Copenhagen to Lausanne by train

from $80.82

Avg 3 change 13hr 41m

Padua to Lausanne by train

from $93.60

Avg 1 change 5hr 35m

Chambéry to Lausanne by train

from $41.98

Avg 1 change 2hr 5m

Ebbsfleet to Lausanne by train

from $133.44

Avg 1 change 6hr 56m

Munich to Lausanne by train

from $44.48

Avg 1 change 6hr 37m

Dole Ville to Lausanne by train

from $47.61

Avg 0 change 1hr 36m

Brescia to Lausanne by train

from $42.98

Avg 0 change 4hr 33m

Rimini to Lausanne by train

from $45.61

Avg 1 change 6hr 20m

Bourg-en-Bresse to Lausanne by train

from $157.25

Avg 0 change 2hr 10m

Genoa to Lausanne by train

from $60.14

Avg 1 change 5hr 19m

Lugano to Lausanne by train

from $98.36

Avg 1 change 4hr 33m

Hamburg to Lausanne by train

from $45.73

Avg 1 change 8hr 46m

Barcelona to Lausanne by train

from $95.23

Avg 1 change 7hr 58m

Pisa to Lausanne by train

from $42.85

Avg 1 change 7hr 10m

Hanover to Lausanne by train

from $44.48

Avg 1 change 7hr 29m

Sion to Lausanne by train

from $31.32

Avg 0 change 55m

Düsseldorf to Lausanne by train

from $46.36

Avg 2 change 6hr 20m

Martigny to Lausanne by train

from $24.43

Avg 0 change 49m

Ancona to Lausanne by train

from $195.72

Avg 1 change 7hr 16m

Vicenza to Lausanne by train

from $130.69

Avg 1 change 5hr 19m

Parma to Lausanne by train

from $110.89

Avg 1 change 5hr 15m

Vienna to Lausanne by train

from $68.91

Avg 1 change 10hr 3m

Valence to Lausanne by train

from $193.59

Avg 1 change 3hr 24m

Utrecht to Lausanne by train

from $104.62

Avg 2 change 8hr 9m

Vevey to Lausanne by train

from $7.52

Avg 0 change 14m

Piacenza to Lausanne by train

from $92.22

Avg 1 change 5hr 1m

Bergamo to Lausanne by train

from $69.17

Avg 1 change 4hr 40m

Stuttgart to Lausanne by train

from $137.83

Avg 1 change 4hr 59m

Palermo to Lausanne by train

from $79.31

Avg 1 change 18hr 47m

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