How to Reach Lausanne

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  • By Air: Lausanne doesn’t have an airstrip to call its own, but you could land in Geneva and take a train to Lausanne. An alternative could be landing in Zurich and taking a trans-Atlantic to Lausanne.
  • By Train: Swiss trains enjoy an unblemished reputation and the trains to Lausanne are no exception. Trains from Geneva run regularly to Lausanne, every half an hour till 1:30 am. The Lausanne train station also receives trains from ZurichBerne and overseas destinations like ParisMilan and Venice.
  • By Boat: Boats from both the Swiss and French shores stop at Lake Geneva, with many-a-halts along many lake shore towns. If you decide to arrive by boat, ensure you have the visas for the necessary countries you’ll be passing through.
  • By Bus: There are several international bus services that run from SpainFrance and many other Central European cities.

GET AROUND

  • By Bus/Metro:There are two metro lines that run all through Lausanne and local bus lines that cover the city. You can buy tickets at any station through an automated machine. Remember to validate your tickets.
  • By Taxi: If you’re visiting Lausanne for the first time, the layout of the city could get a little complicated. So if you experience any difficulty in getting around, you could always hire a taxi. If you’re traveling on a budget though, a taxi is not recommended.
  • By Bike: All those looking for a way to combine sightseeing and exercise, hiring a bicycle to ride around Lausanne is quite a popular way of getting around.
  • On Foot: The best way to see Lausanne is on foot. Within the vicinity of the Main Station, there are a lot of attractions within walking distance.