How to Reach Lausanne

The Easiest Way to Reach Lausanne


  • 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.


  • 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.

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Modes of Transportation in Lausanne

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Lausanne. The most preferred mode of transport in Lausanne is Bike.

Average distance: 11.27 km Average time: 33.95 min

  • Bike 27.27%
    Bike 31 min Walking 0.67 min Overall average time for 11.83 kms 31.67 min
  • Car 27.27%
    Driving 21 min Overall average time for 18 kms 21 min
  • Walking 27.27%
    Walking 47.67 min Bus 6.67 min Driving 5 min Train 2.33 min Waiting 2.33 min Overall average time for 5.83 kms 64 min
  • Train/Metro 18.18%
    Train 8.5 min Walking 3 min Waiting 0.25 min Overall average time for 8.5 kms 11.75 min
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