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Train journeys from Lausanne to Geneva

Make your way from Lausanne to Geneva seated in comfort on a high-speed Intercity train. You’ll be in Geneva’s city centre in just half an hour, with SBB running 112 direct services every day from 00:31 to 23:51.

SBB trains are ultra-modern and kitted out with all you need for a comfortable journey. Leave early enough and you can arrive with the entire day ahead to explore this lively and culture-filled city.

Once you get off at Genève Cornavin station, discover Lake Geneva and the stunning water displays of the Jet d’Eau, or go on a boat tour to take in the beauty of the city from a different perspective.

Keen to find out more? Scroll down for FAQs and train times for this popular route from Lausanne to Geneva and book your train tickets with us.

Lausanne to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 44m to travel from Lausanne to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (50 km). There are normally 126 trains per day travelling from Lausanne to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €6.11 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 36m
PriceFrom €6.11
Distance31 miles (50 km)
Frequency126 trains per day
First train00:25
Last train23:51
Departure stationLausanne
Arrival stationGeneva
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Lausanne to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lausanne to Geneva for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:58 12:47 49m, 1 change
12:13 12:50 37m, direct
12:19 13:01 42m, direct
12:21 13:10 49m, direct
12:43 13:18 35m, direct
12:45 13:21 36m, direct
12:48 13:31 43m, direct
12:51 13:40 49m, direct
12:58 13:47 49m, 1 change
13:13 13:50 37m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Lausanne to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Lausanne to Geneva starts at €6.11 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 Lausanne to Geneva 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lausanne to Geneva? 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 Lausanne to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Lausanne and Geneva is 44 minutes, with around 126 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 Lausanne and Geneva by train?

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

How much does the train from Lausanne to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from Lausanne to Geneva can start from as little as €6.11 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Lausanne to Geneva?

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

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

The first train from Lausanne to Geneva leaves at 00:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lausanne to Geneva leaves at 23:51. 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 Lausanne and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Lausanne to Geneva cover a distance of around 31 miles (50 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Lausanne. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lausanne to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lausanne to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 04/02/2019 for travel on 04/02/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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