Take a trip across borders, boarding the Eurostar from the super-swish St Pancras station, changing at Paris to a high-speed TGV Lyria train that will take you into the heart of Lausanne. The scenic route is sure to incite your inner wanderlust as you breeze through the French countryside over to the beauty spot that is Lausanne.
In just seven hours you’ll be greeted by the fresh air of Lake Leman and this historic and charming city. Sure, it may be quicker to fly, but for those wanting to turn their trip into an adventure or looking to reduce their carbon footprint, the train is the way to go. Plus, you could even stop off in Paris along the way!
Keep reading for more information about the journey from London to Lausanne by train, including train times, how to find cheap tickets and FAQs.
|Journey time||From 7h 36m|
|Distance||459 miles (739 km)|
|Frequency||10 trains per day|
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Lausanne by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Lausanne is 12 hours and 4 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Lausanne is 7 hours and 36 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Lausanne can start from as little as $119.66 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Lausanne. Travelling from London to Lausanne by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London to Lausanne leaves at 07:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Lausanne leaves at 20:01. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Lausanne cover a distance of around 459 miles (739 km) during the journey.