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Lyon to Lausanne by train

The journey from Lyon to Lausanne by train is 100.74 mi and takes 3 hr 54 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:38 AM and the last at 9:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Lausanne by train for as little as $45.06 or as much as $137.12. The best price for this journey is $45.06.

Lowest Price$45.06
Journey Duration3 hr 54 min
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price$45.06
Highest Price$137.12
First Departure6:38 AM
Last Departure9:50 PM
Distance100.74 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalLausanne
CarriersTER, SBBMore

Lyon to Lausanne Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Traveling from Lyon to Lausanne with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Lyon to Lausanne. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Lyon to Lausanne cost?

On average, a train ticket from Lyon to Lausanne will cost you $75.81. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $45.06. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $75.81 for your train 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 train 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 Lyon to Lausanne.

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

Traveling from Lyon to Lausanne by train will usually take 3 hr 54 min. This journey covers a distance of 100.74 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hr 54 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from Lyon to Lausanne faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Lyon and Lausanne will complete the journey in 2 hr 56 min. On average, it will take you about 3 hr 54 min to travel the 100.74 mi between Lyon and Lausanne.

What time are the first and last departures from Lyon to Lausanne?

The first daily departure from Lyon to Lausanne leaves at 6:38 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 9:50 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Lyon and Lausanne. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Lyon to Lausanne, which usually leaves at 6:38 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 9:50 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Lyon to Lausanne route?

In Lyon, departure stations include Lyon - Part-Dieu,Lyon, Perrache,Lyon - Vaise,Lyon Saint-Paul. When you arrive in Lausanne, you may be able to disembark at stations such as LAUSANNE,Lausanne, Airport,Lausanne-Chauderon. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do journeys run from Lyon to Lausanne?

You will be able to travel from Lyon to Lausanne using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 12 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Lyon to Lausanne using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Lyon to Lausanne each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 12 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lyon to Lausanne. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Lausanne, 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 Lyon to Lausanne.

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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $23.60 to $44.34 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 47% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Lyon to Lausanne

The cheapest Lyon - Lausanne train tickets can be found for as low as $32.28 if you’re lucky, or $42.01 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $61.65.

Find the best day to travel to Lausanne by train

When travelling to Lausanne by train, 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.

Swiss Federal Railways, or SBB, is the country's railroad organization. All around Switzerland, SBB offers passenger rail services with connections to nations including Germany, Austria, Italy, and France. SBB provides a range of train services, including high-speed trains, regional trains, and international trains, and offers different classes of service, from standard seating to luxurious sleeper cabins.

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.

TGV Lyria is a high-speed train service that operates between France and Switzerland. It is a joint venture between the French national railway company SNCF and SBB, the Swiss national railway company. TGV Lyria trains operate on several routes between major cities in France and Switzerland, including Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Basel, and Bern. The trains are known for their high speed, with some routes reaching speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph), making them one of the fastest trains in Europe.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Lausanne

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

Standard

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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Standard

STANDARD ticket provides an affordable 2nd class journey experience with three levels of exchange and refund flexibility - full, partial, and no flexibility - on all France - Switzerland international routes.
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Standard 1ère

STANDARD 1ÈRE ticket provides a value-for-money first-class journey with flexibility and access to all trains, available on all international routes between France and Switzerland.
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Business 1ère

BUSINESS 1ÈRE caters to passengers seeking a luxurious travel experience, with flexibility, tailored amenities and services, and is available on specific routes during weekdays and select times on Sundays.
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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.
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Connect to _WIFI_LYRIA for free WiFi and access the TGV Lyria Portal via your browser.
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A quiet car exclusive to TGV Lyria BUSINESS 1ERE, perfect for focused work or relaxation.
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Carriages are air-conditioned, with air filtered every three minutes and fully refreshed every nine minutes.
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All seats in both classes have 2-pin, 230v power sockets for laptops and mobiles.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you can bring hand luggage that's easy to carry and fits neatly in the designated spaces. This ensures everyone has room for their belongings and can enjoy a smooth ride
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First Class carriages 1 or 11 have 2 seats for passengers with reduced mobility. Book these seats in advance, or a standard seat if they're taken. Station assistance for wheelchair storage is available upon request.
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On TGV Lyria trains, choose between 'Le Deli' available in the café-bar or at your seat with a STANDARD ticket, and 'La Table' for a French-Swiss meal with a BUSINESS 1ÈRE ticket.
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On TGV Lyria trains, you're welcome to bring a variety of items with you. This includes folded bikes (no larger than 130 x 90 cm), kids' pushchairs, skis, foldable scooters (both electric and manual), surf and snowboards, encased musical instruments, and wheelchairs (manual or electric) for those with mobility challenges.
Services on board TER, SBB and TGV Lyria from Lyon to Lausanne
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Lausanne by train.
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Lyon to Lausanne CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.35kg
Bus
12.16kg
Flight
32.42kg
Car
25.94kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Lausanne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Lausanne are 11.35kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Lausanne? By taking the train between Lyon and Lausanne you will save 21.07kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.81kg compared to a bus and 14.59kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Lausanne?
A train ticket from Lyon to Lausanne is $75.81. 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 $45.06.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Lausanne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Lausanne is $45.06. 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 Lyon and Lausanne by train?
Lyon to Lausanne is 100.74 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Lausanne take?
Lyon to Lausanne is on average 3 hr 54 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 56 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Lausanne?
The train journey from Lyon to Lausanne is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER, SBB, TGV Lyria and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Lausanne?
Lyon to Lausanne has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Lausanne leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Lausanne departs at 6:38 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 train from Lyon to Lausanne depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Lausanne departs at 9:50 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 Lyon to Lausanne in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $45.06 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Lausanne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Lausanne is 2 hr 56 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Lausanne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Lausanne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Lausanne by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Lausanne creates 11.35kg of CO2 emissions.

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