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Lausanne to Lyon by bus

The journey from Lausanne to Lyon by bus is 100.74 mi and takes 5 hr 0 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:00 AM and the last at 6:15 PM. It is possible to travel from Lausanne to Lyon by bus for as little as $0.28 or as much as $35.23. The best price for this journey is $0.28.

Lowest Price$0.28
Journey Duration5 hr 0 min
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price$0.28
Highest Price$35.23
First Departure5:00 AM
Last Departure6:15 PM
Distance100.74 mi
CarriersTER, FlixBusMore

Lausanne to Lyon Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Lausanne to Lyon?

The cheapest bus tickets from Lausanne to Lyon cost $0.28. On average, you can expect to spend around $23.28 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Lausanne to Lyon.
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When you're traveling from Lausanne to Lyon, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $23.28. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from Lausanne to Lyon by bus?

With a distance of 100.74 mi between Lausanne and Lyon, it will usually take 5 hr 0 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 5 hr 0 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey from Lausanne to Lyon covers a distance of 100.74 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 hr 0 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 hr 15 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Lausanne to Lyon faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many journeys from Lausanne to Lyon take place each day?

The route from Lausanne to Lyon is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Lausanne 24 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Lausanne to Lyon, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 8 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 16 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lausanne to Lyon. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Lausanne to Lyon
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lausanne to Lyon.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lausanne to Lyon, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lausanne to Lyon.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Lausanne to Lyon

The cheapest Lausanne - Lyon bus tickets can be found for as low as $4.64 if you’re lucky, or $12.67 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $16.05.

Find the best day to travel to Lyon by bus

When travelling to Lyon by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Lausanne to Lyon

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TER when traveling from Lausanne to Lyon.


TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board TER, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Lausanne to Lyon
Compare services on board when travelling from Lausanne to Lyon by bus.
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Lausanne to Lyon CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Lausanne to Lyon?
A bus ticket from Lausanne to Lyon is $23.28. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $0.28.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Lausanne to Lyon?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lausanne to Lyon is $0.28. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lausanne and Lyon by bus?
Lausanne to Lyon is 100.74 mi.
How long does the bus between Lausanne and Lyon take?
Lausanne to Lyon is on average 5 hr 0 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 15 min.
Which companies operate from Lausanne to Lyon?
The bus journey from Lausanne to Lyon is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and RegioJet.
How many bus connections per day go from Lausanne to Lyon?
Lausanne to Lyon has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Lausanne to Lyon leave?
The earliest bus from Lausanne to Lyon departs at 5:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Lausanne to Lyon depart?
The latest bus from Lausanne to Lyon departs at 6:15 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lausanne to Lyon in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $0.28 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Lausanne to Lyon?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Lausanne to go to Lyon.
What's the fastest journey time between Lausanne to Lyon by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Lausanne and Lyon is 3 hr 15 min.
Is there a direct bus from Lausanne to Lyon?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Lausanne and Lyon.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lausanne to Lyon by bus?
The bus journey from Lausanne to Lyon creates 12.16kg of CO2 emissions.

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