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Lausanne, the Olympic capital!

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Getting there You can get to Lausanne from Zurich, Geneva and Basel. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:49 AU$96
From Venice 06:10 AU$67
From Milan 03:17 AU$109
From Zurich 02:08 AU$107
From Geneva 00:33 AU$27
From Basel 02:12 AU$90
From Lucerne 02:10 AU$81
From Verona 05:10 AU$67
From Bern 01:06 AU$42
From Dijon 02:09 AU$66
From Stresa 02:21 AU$51
From Aigle 00:29 AU$20
From Bex 00:39 AU$24
From Gallarate 02:44 AU$106
From Neuchatel (loc) 00:41 AU$34
From Nyon 00:25 AU$19
From Vevey 00:14 AU$10
From Montreux 00:18 AU$14
From Yverdon 00:22 AU$20
From St Gallen 03:27 AU$145
From Olten 01:35 AU$83
From Dole 01:34 AU$61
From Sion 00:52 AU$39
From Payerne 00:57 AU$27
From Frasne 00:51 AU$45
From Martigny 00:46 AU$31
From St Maurice 00:44 AU$25
From Biel 00:59 AU$59
From Morges 00:10 AU$8
From Visp 01:31 AU$55
From Leuk 01:21 AU$48
From Brig 01:19 AU$57
From Sierre/siders 01:12 AU$46
From Fribourg 00:44 AU$31

Getting around From Lausanne, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Morges 00:16 AU$8
To Vevey 00:21 AU$10
To Montreux 00:30 AU$14
To Nyon 00:34 AU$19
To Romont 00:42 AU$20
To Yverdon 00:44 AU$20
To Fribourg 00:46 AU$31
To Neuchatel (loc) 00:50 AU$34
To Geneva 00:51 AU$27
To Aigle 00:54 AU$20
To Martigny 00:54 AU$31
To Bex 01:00 AU$24
To Sion 01:07 AU$39
To Bern 01:09 AU$42
To St Maurice 01:10 AU$25
To Sierre/siders 01:18 AU$46
To Dole 01:34 AU$61
To Visp 01:36 AU$55
To Brig 01:45 AU$57
To Leuk 01:46 AU$48
To Biel 01:53 AU$44
To Payerne 01:55 AU$27
To Basel 02:08 AU$90
To Olten 02:11 AU$69
To Zurich 02:13 AU$92
To Lucerne 02:13 AU$81
To Stresa 02:21 AU$51
To Interlaken 02:37 AU$77
To Frasne 02:51 AU$38
To Mouchard 02:54 AU$66
To Milan 03:18 AU$51
To St Gallen 04:08 AU$145
To Dijon 04:13 AU$66
To Zermatt 04:58 AU$100
To Paris 07:00 AU$96
To Brescia 07:31 AU$84
To Venice 08:22 AU$67
To Bologna 12:00 AU$115
To Florence 13:58 AU$131
To Rome 17:02 AU$189

While you're there

Lausanne, the Olympic capital

Easily accessible by train from Geneva (0h40 trip) and Bern (1h05 trip), Lausanne, is the second largest city located on the shore of Lake Geneva. Sport and culture are an integral part of this Olympic capital making it a preferred tourist destination. Lausanne is also a centre for studies and research, and home to a large number of international companies.

Discover its magnificent gothic cathedral dating from the 13th century and its city hall. Have a shopping splurge in the pedestrian city centre before relaxing on the lakeshore promenades at Ouchy. End your day by a visit to the Olympic Museum, a symbol of the union of sport, art and culture.

Taste the Fondue fromage which consists of Emmentaler and/or Gruyère cheeses melted with white wine and spices and served with bread for dipping.

In Lausanne, you will find everything from food, fashion, clocks and watches, galleries and bookshops.

Lausanne Tourisme and Convention bureau
Avenue de Rhodanie 2. 491000 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 613 73 73

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Lausanne can be found.

Lausanne railway station(s)

Lausanne Train Station

Lausanne Train Station

Address: Lausanne station 1003 Lausanne

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 12am to 11:59pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12am to 11:59pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Intercity trains
Tourist Office, Assistance for disabled persons, Wheelchair access, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Rental Services, Toilets, Luggage storage, Bank & Currency Exchange, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Paris Gare Lyon to Lausanne"    
    We travelled to Lausanne on TGV Lyria on 30/8/2015. The train was fast, comfortable and there were no real hassles apart from not being able to find our carriage. After walking up and down a few times, the conductor allowed us to sit where we were. Carriage numbers only showed on the board in some carriages, and only when the train was moving, not in the station. Minor detail.  
  • "A great experience"    
    I found the everything about the TGV well run, friendly and efficient. I had a first class ticket. It was a great travelling experience and I would definitely recommend it to future travellers. I  
  • "1st time in Europe"    
    I arranged all my bookings before leaving Australia on the inter net and all went perfectly well. All on time and very comfortable.  
  • "TVG Lyra"    
    We were very disappointed with the journey. Our seat was alongside a very large column that allowed the passenger by the window approx 30cms and the passenger in the aisle seat had a view of about 10cms between the column and the other person's head. As we had booked to travel by train to enjoy the view, the outcome was extremely disappointing. Having to constantly move to see anything made the trip very uncomfortable  
  • "Bad Seats"    
    The seats we were allocated by Rail Europe had no view. We looked onto the metal train structure for 4 hours, rather boring.The Train interior was very grubby and had not be cleaned thoroughly for a long time. There were coffee stains and dirty marks on very thing and the toilets were putrid.Hate to think what second class was like.Finally, Gare de Lyon is very difficult to negotiate with luggage and the poor condition of the station does not help.  
  • "Quick and easy"    
    Easy departure from Gare de Lyon. Room for luggage and seats were comfortable. No problems.  
  • "Fabulous experience"    
    A wonderful journey in great comfort. So much better than air travel - arrive at the station in the centre of Paris only 15 minutes before departure, no queues, just straight into a very comfortable carriage. Even provided with a full meal and drinks at our seats by hostesses as if in an airplane! I would definitely recommend travelling 1st class on TGV Lyria and will certainly travel this way next time I'm in Europe rather than bother with airports and queues.  
  • "allocation of seating"    
    Train Travel in Europe is usually excellent. This trip was disappointing...seating in a small compartment at the end of the train....very hot and in halves so that one could not see the view whether sitting or standing....very disappointing  
  • "Scenic journey"    
    Efficient travel through very scenic countryside. Be aware that upon arrival at Lausanne station, you will be required to pay 3 euro to use a toilet! So do make sure you go before you leave the train!  
  • "Duplex carriage"    
    Duplex carriage had no room for luggage downstairs  
  • "Alpine views"    
    Exciting views from windows  
  • "Seating"    
    Our seats were cramped , hard and very uncomfortable  
  • "Seating"    
    Both seat (again) facing backwards)  
  • "Paris to Lausanne "    
    Train was comfortable and on time. Only small gripe is that the coffee is ho hum and the black tea was Earl Grey - the only tea I loathe. I just needed a good cup of ordinary tea which was not available. I am sure you can easily fix this.