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Travel from Nice to Lausanne by train in 7 hours 50 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Nice to Lausanne by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Nice to Lausanne by train is 12 hours 24 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 7 hours 50 minutes. You'll usually find 18 trains per day traveling the 318 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to Lausanne.

Book train tickets from Nice to Lausanne in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $69.23. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Nice to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 12h 24m to travel from Nice to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (318 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Nice to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from $69.23 when you book in advance.

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Journey time

From 7h 50m


197 miles (318 km)


18 trains per day


2 changes


From $69.23

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Nice to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Lausanne for Tuesday Jun 13th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:25 18:15 7h 50m, 3 changes
11:02 19:14 8h 12m, 3 changes
12:50 22:10 9h 20m, 3 changes
13:40 22:38 8h 58m, 2 changes
14:02 22:38 8h 36m, 3 changes
14:50 06:10 15h 20m, 4 changes
15:01 07:08 16h 7m, 4 changes
16:27 07:15 14h 48m, 3 changes
16:27 08:17 15h 50m, 2 changes
16:50 09:39 16h 49m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Lausanne

The price of train tickets from Nice to Lausanne starts at $69.23 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Nice to Lausanne by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Nice to Lausanne

Want to know more about your journey from Nice to Lausanne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Nice to Lausanne take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Lausanne is 12 hours and 24 minutes, with around 18 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Nice and Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Lausanne is 7 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Nice to Lausanne can start from as little as $69.23 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.

Is there a direct train from Nice to Lausanne?

No, there are no direct train services from Nice to Lausanne. Travelling from Nice to Lausanne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Nice to Lausanne leave?

The first train from Nice to Lausanne leaves at 05:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Nice to Lausanne leave?

The last train from Nice to Lausanne leaves at 20:20. 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.

What's the distance between Nice and Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Lausanne cover a distance of around 197 miles (318 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Nice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/13/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/08/2023 for travel on 03/08/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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