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Genève Cornavin to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 43m to travel from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (51 km). There are normally 127 trains per day travelling from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from €6.11 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 36m
Price€6.11 - €23.04
Distance32 miles (51 km)
Frequency127 trains per day
Departure stationGenève Cornavin
Arrival stationLausanne
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Genève Cornavin to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:20 Genève Cornavin05:09 LausanneRegional-Express 18401 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets49m, direct
04:48 Genève Cornavin05:38 LausanneInterregio 1805 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets50m, direct
05:20 Genève Cornavin06:09 LausanneRegional-Express 18405 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets49m, direct
05:30 Genève Cornavin06:12 LausanneInterregio 1707 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets42m, direct
05:39 Genève Cornavin06:15 LausanneEurocity 35 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets36m, direct
05:42 Genève Cornavin06:18 LausanneIntercity 707 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets36m, direct
05:50 Genève Cornavin06:39 LausanneRegional-Express 18407 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets49m, direct
06:00 Genève Cornavin06:42 LausanneInterregio 2509 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets42m, direct
06:09 Genève Cornavin06:48 LausanneInterregio 1807 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets39m, direct
06:12 Genève Cornavin07:00 LausanneIntercity 511 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets48m, 1 change

SBB, SNCF and TGV trains from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne

You can travel from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne on SBB, SNCF and TGV trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne start at €6.11 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €18.39.
lowest price found
from6.11
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price14.37
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price14.74
on the day
avg. single price18.39

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 Genève Cornavin 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin to Lausanne take?

The average journey time by train between Genève Cornavin and Lausanne is 43 minutes, with around 127 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 Genève Cornavin and Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne is 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne can start from as little as €6.11 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 Genève Cornavin to Lausanne?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne without having to change trains. There are 111 direct trains from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne leave?

The first train from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne leaves at 00:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne leave?

The last train from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne leaves at 23:50. 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 Genève Cornavin and Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne cover a distance of around 32 miles (51 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Genève Cornavin to Lausanne.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Genève Cornavin to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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