Getting to Lausanne

The City of Lausanne

In the heart of Europe, the capital city of the Vaud canton is located between the Geneva Lake and the Alps, surrounded by the Lavaux vineyards with breathtaking landscapes.

Fourth largest city of Switzerland, Lausanne distinguishes itself as the Olympic city and a renowned place for high quality education and culture. As a well-linked tourist destination, the city also boasts a high standard of living and economic attractiveness. Lausanne accommodates the headquarters of several multinationals, universities, renowned research centers, dozens of international sporting federations, as well as numerous cultural institutions. Lausanne is particular for its dynamism, its capacity to innovate and the diversity of its tourist attractions.


By plane

The main two international airports are Geneva and Zurich. Geneva Airport is the closest international airport to Lausanne. The journey takes about 45 minutes by direct train. There are 4 direct trains per hour. The trip from Zürich Airport takes approximately two and a half hours by direct train. There are 2 departures per hour to Lausanne.

By train

Lausanne is very well connected to the Swiss railway network, as well as to its neighboring countries, France, Italy and Germany.

By car

Switzerland and its neighbouring countries have fast and well maintained motorways. In Switzerland, roads are well indicated and rarely blocked.