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Lausanne, the Olympic capital!

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.

About Switzerland

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.

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We wish to travel from milan into switzerland and then use a swiss rail pass We are flying into Milan in June and will spend 3 days there. We then plan to travel by train to St Gallen for 2 days and then Zurich for 4 days. after that we plan to explore Lausanne and the area around Interlaken. All travel will be by train. (...)

Walter T. | 2017/03/02 answered | 0 Comments
What is the difference between 1st class and 2nd class on the train paris to lausanne? Hi, Planning a trip to Italy for next October, landing in Paris (early morning), catching a day-time train Paris-Lausanne, overnight stay in Lausanne, then the next day a day-time train Lausanne-Venice. Would like to arrive in Venice not too (...)

Bernard S. | 2016/10/17 answered | 2 Comments
Where can i catch the golden pass train in switzerland If I stay in Lausanne, can I conveniently take a day trip on the Golden pass train? Regards, Rod

Rod S. | 2015/06/03 answered | 2 Comments
Zermatt (switzerland) to dijon (france) We will be travelling from Zermatt to Dijon on Monday May 25 There are two adults and we will be holding Swiss Passes The web site says it cannot find an itinerary for this journey. We would prefer to leave at around 9:00am can you help Thanks (...)

Graham T. | 2015/04/22 answered | 0 Comments
Inclusions in the swiss travel pass Could you please if the boat on Lake Thun and the castles of Spiez, Hunegg, Oberhofen, Schadau and Thun are included in the Swiss Travel Pass please? Where would I find a list of inclusions? Thank you Suzanne (...)

Suzanne C. | 2015/04/14 answered | 0 Comments

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Customer reviews

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    Paris Gare Lyon to Lausanne | Jane b. | 2015/09/20
    "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. "

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    A great experience | Carolyn f. | 2015/06/01
    "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 "

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    1st time in Europe | Robert w. | 2014/09/22
    "I arranged all my bookings before leaving Australia on the inter net and all went perfectly well. All on time and very comfortable. "

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    TVG Lyra | Rex h. | 2014/08/16
    "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 "

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    Bad Seats | Elizabeth d. | 2014/01/20
    "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. "

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    Quick and easy | Nicole s. | 2013/12/30
    "Easy departure from Gare de Lyon. Room for luggage and seats were comfortable. No problems. "

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    Fabulous experience | Virginia b. | 2013/09/26
    "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. "

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    allocation of seating | Merran m. | 2013/07/25
    "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 "

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    Scenic journey | Eric r. | 2013/07/14
    "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! "

  • Convenience
    Duplex carriage | Susan k. | 2013/06/29
    "Duplex carriage had no room for luggage downstairs "

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