Lausanne is a beautiful lakeside town in the Swiss countryside and a popular tourist destination. There are two methods of transportation from Geneva Airport to Lausanne. The first is by taxi, which is nice and quick, as well as scenic, but will be very expensive at around 190€ for a 38 minute journey. Alternatively, you can take a train directly from the airport. Train services are efficient, taking just under an hour for the journey to Lausanne. The ticket price for the one way journey is around 18€.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Geneva at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
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Transfer Options from Geneva Airport to Lausanne
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How to get from Geneva Airport to Lausanne by taxi
Taking a Geneva airport taxi to Lausanne is the quickest option to get you there, as well as the most comfortable, especially for those who have luggage. If you wish to take a taxi, be warned that it has not a cheap price as the taxis are metered, so unless you pre-book the service, there can be a multitude of factors determining your expected final cost. Taxis in Geneva can be hailed from the road or taken at the rank, are black, and feature a yellow TAXI sign on the roof.
Taxi fare from Geneva Airport to Lausanne
If you find a driver willing to make the trip to Lausanne from the airport, they will likely charge you via meter, as there are no set costs available for taxis in Geneva unless pre-booked. In which case, the journey will cost around 190€. However, bear in mind that the price can change at weekends and night time as well as public holidays.
*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.
Value for Money
Taxis are available 24/7 from Geneva Airport
Where do I get it from?
Taxi ranks are located outside of the main arrivals terminal at Geneva Airport, alongside the arrivals car park.
Taxis in Geneva are surely the best option for those who have luggage and wish to reach their destination quickly, but are also very expensive. If you are travelling on a budget or have a bit more time, it is best to use public transportation for this particular journey.
Note that the route that your driver will take to Lausanne is a toll road. Additional to your fare, you will need to pay these tolls along the way.
How to get from Geneva Airport to Lausanne by train
Trains to Lausanne are available from Geneva Airport. The train service is operated by multi-national trains SBB CFF FFS, and provides the cheapest option to get to Lausanne. The journey is dependent on which train service you take (there are multiple that take this route), but all services should take no longer than 60 minutes to reach Lausanne.
How much is the train from Geneva to Lausanne
The train tickets are varied depending on the day and time you decide to travel. Tickets average around 20€ per person. They are available to book online in advance on the SBB website or to buy at the station via one of the machines/counters.
There can be up to a 15 minute waiting for the bus.
Value for Money
Trains are available from 12:00am - 05:00am.
Where do I get it ?
The airport train station is located in the airport shopping complex, a short 5 minute walk from the arrivals area. Follow the signage for ‘Inter-City/Inter-Regional Trains”
The train is the best transportation option for those on a budget and is quite convenient as you don’t need to walk far or take an extra transfer option to get to the station. However, the train takes much longer than a car and involves a wait-time.
Although there are two options for purchasing tickets - they each come with an advantage. If you book online, your tickets are cheaper but they also tie you to the specific train at a specific time. Alternatively, if you buy tickets at the station, they are a little more expensive, but mean that you can take a train any time that same day.
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