Lausanne

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Lausanne, the Olympic capital

About Switzerland


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

From Paris 03:49 $95
From Venice 06:10 $67
From Milan 03:17 $108
From Zurich 02:08 $105
From Geneva 00:33 $25
From Basel 02:12 $89
From Lucerne 02:10 $80
From Verona 05:10 $67
From Bern 01:06 $41
From Dijon 02:09 $65
From Stresa 02:21 $51
From Aigle 00:29 $19
From Bex 00:39 $24
From Gallarate 02:44 $105
From Neuchatel (loc) 00:41 $33
From Nyon 00:25 $19
From Vevey 00:14 $10
From Montreux 00:18 $13
From Yverdon 00:22 $19
From St Gallen 03:27 $143
From Olten 01:35 $83
From Dole 01:34 $60
From Sion 00:52 $38
From Payerne 00:57 $27
From Frasne 00:51 $45
From Martigny 00:46 $30
From St Maurice 00:44 $24
From Biel 00:59 $57
From Morges 00:10 $8
From Visp 01:31 $54
From Leuk 01:21 $48
From Brig 01:19 $56
From Sierre/siders 01:12 $45
From Fribourg 00:44 $30


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

To Morges 00:16 $8
To Vevey 00:21 $10
To Montreux 00:30 $13
To Nyon 00:34 $19
To Romont 00:42 $19
To Yverdon 00:44 $19
To Fribourg 00:46 $30
To Neuchatel (loc) 00:50 $33
To Geneva 00:51 $25
To Aigle 00:54 $19
To Martigny 00:54 $30
To Bex 01:00 $24
To Sion 01:07 $38
To Bern 01:09 $41
To St Maurice 01:10 $24
To Sierre/siders 01:18 $45
To Dole 01:34 $60
To Visp 01:36 $54
To Brig 01:45 $56
To Leuk 01:46 $48
To Biel 01:53 $43
To Payerne 01:55 $27
To Basel 02:08 $89
To Olten 02:11 $68
To Zurich 02:13 $91
To Lucerne 02:13 $80
To Stresa 02:21 $51
To Interlaken 02:37 $76
To Frasne 02:51 $37
To Mouchard 02:54 $65
To Milan 03:18 $51
To St Gallen 04:08 $143
To Dijon 04:13 $65
To Zermatt 04:58 $99
To Paris 07:00 $95
To Brescia 07:31 $83
To Venice 08:22 $67
To Bologna 12:00 $114
To Florence 13:58 $130
To Rome 17:02 $188

While you're there

Lausanne, the Olympic capital

Lausanne, the Olympic capital and the second largest city in Switzerland, is located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Sport and culture are an integral part of this Olympic capital making it a preferred tourist destination. A visit to the Lausanne will allow you to discover the exceptional setting of Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps. 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.


Start by discovering the town centre of Lausanne where you will find a delightful group of medieval buildings huddled together and housing shops, art galleries and friendly bars. The city centre has also a shopping area packed with high-end fashion and trendy fashion as well as watches and chocolates. Visit the lovely Mon-Repos park and the 13th century Gothic cathedral which dominates the centre of the city. The Cathedral is the biggest in Switzerland! Don’t miss the covered flight of steps leading from the Place de la Palud to the Cathedral. It stands as one of the most picturesque spots in the town centre.

Taste the Fondue fromage which consists of Emmentaler and/or Gruyère cheeses melted with white wine and spices and served with bread for dipping. Anther tasty dishe is the Rösti which consists of grated potatoes served in a round pancake form.

In Lausanne, you will find everything from food, fashion, clocks and watches, galleries and bookshops. Just head to the city centre and you’ll find a wide choice of shops.


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
Services:
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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Main cities in Switzerland


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Customer reviews

  • "Just Average"    
    Seating ok, nothing really first class about that. Swiss IR trains 2nd class was lot better. Food was below average, no Vegetarian food. No choices at all. Quantity very less, luckily we did bring our own food. Tickets should be checked before boarding as did not have Euro Rail passes, this could have been informed earlier or made to bought along with tickets as online pricing was very confusing. Booking Taxi was just perfect. Staff Supportive..Thanks, sorry will not recommend to anyone or never try the 1st class again.  
  • "My Paris to Lausanne Train Tri"    
    I had the opportunity to travel on the TGV Lyria fast train from Paris to Lausanne on the 7th of September, 2015. The train was scheduled to depart at 15:58 p.m. from Paris Gare de Lyon station and it left exactly at the scheduled time. The overall journey was very comfortable and allowed me a relaxed trip. I would definitely recommend the TGV Lyria trains for anyone looking to travel across Europe.  
  • "Good but room for improvement"    
    WiFi in the train would have been good  
  • "it was good"    
    easy and very nice  
  • "TGV Trip"    
    The TGV is an excellent train that provided us with a very comfortable journey in a short period of time.  
  • "Very good experience!"    
    It was a very good experience traveling Swiss by train! The train was convenient and easily available. Most important thing was that I could see fantastic sceneries during the trip by getting trains!  
  • "Perfect combination of comfort"    
    I travelled with my wife and 3 kids. Full marks for cleanliness and upkeep of the train and the cabin. We were on a 15 days holiday and hence had 3 medium sized luggage and some small hand held bags but storage was sufficient to accommodate all of them without any hassles. We are vegetarians (Vegan) and little skeptical about the food on the train but to our surprise the food was very good and we really enjoyed it. The ravioli and the salad were very good. The wine too was very good but in France it always is. Speed was thrilling and the train was punctual to the minute. All in all a perfect journey. Loved it  
  • "Perfect"    
    We traveller first Class and loved it! Food and everything was soo good! Only thing missing was wifi on the train  
  • "all good."    
    I was so tired that i did not feel the trip  
  • "Very good"    
    Thank you  
  • "great travel"    
    we travel in second class from Paris to Lausanne - it was very good and convenient. back we travel from Basel to paris in first class it was great, comfortable, the food was tasty , we are satisfy from the way we decided to travel- with TGV!!!!!  
  • "leg room"    
    Very little leg room.  
  • "Great and fast train"    
    Great and fast train. Train was depart and arrived as per scheduled.  
  • "train to swiss"    
    A good and easy way to trovel without driving.  
  • "Train from Lyon to Dijon"    
    Everything was just great! We travelled around France and I had a choice: to rent a car or to use local trains. I have choosen to travel by train and we are absolutely satisfied with this decision. It was comfortable, convenient and in full accordance with the schedule.  
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