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Lausanne to Genève Cornavin by train

It takes an average of 44m to travel from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (51 km). There are normally 125 trains per day travelling from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin and tickets for this journey start from €6.12 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 36m
Price€6.12 - €20.60
Distance32 miles (51 km)
Frequency125 trains per day
Departure stationLausanne
Arrival stationGenève Cornavin
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Lausanne to Genève Cornavin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin for Tuesday 21st Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:58 13:47 49m, 1 change
13:12 13:50 38m, direct
13:18 14:00 42m, direct
13:21 14:10 49m, direct
13:42 14:18 36m, direct
13:45 14:21 36m, direct
13:47 14:30 43m, direct
13:51 14:40 49m, direct
13:58 14:47 49m, 1 change
14:12 14:50 38m, direct

SBB, SNCF and TGV trains from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin

You can travel from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin 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 Lausanne to Genève Cornavin

Train tickets from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin start at €6.12 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 €18.64.
lowest price found
from6.12
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price14.36
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price16.36
on the day
avg. single price18.64

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 Genève Cornavin 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 Lausanne to Genève Cornavin? 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 Genève Cornavin take?

The average journey time by train between Lausanne and Genève Cornavin is 44 minutes, with around 125 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 Genève Cornavin by train?

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

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

Train tickets from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin can start from as little as €6.12 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 Lausanne to Genève Cornavin?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin without having to change trains. There are 110 direct trains from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin leaves at 00:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin by train?

Trains travelling from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin to Lausanne. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lausanne to Genève Cornavin.
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 Lausanne to Genève Cornavin for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/07/2020. 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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