Lausanne - Train Tickets & City Guide

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Lausanne by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Lausanne? 
"Lausanne Gare" is the name of the central station.  

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
Yes, the station is located in the middle of the city. It's a 15-minute walk to the Lake Geneva or you can take the subway to station Ouchy-Olympique. 

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommend hotels near the station. 

Which trains run to Lausanne? 

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Regular direct trains run to Geneve, Milan, Zurich, Bern and Paris

Do you offer all train tickets to Lausanne? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Lausanne   
Lausanne is located at Lake Geneve and is a dynamic holiday spot. It has an old town known for its dominant Cathedral which rises above the buildings. For cultural sights you can visit the fortress Beaulieu

Gare de Lausanne - Info

Railway Station Lausanne

Gare de Lausanne is the name of the main station of Lausanne. Lausanne station is the railway junction between Simplon, Olten-Lausannen and Lausanne-Geneva railways. Before the station was known as Lausanne CFF, but this name isn’t used anymore. The Railway is runnend by Swiss Federal Railways. Among others TGV’s, ICE’s and Cisalpino’s run through this station. There is a direct service to the station in Geneva, two times per hour. For Lausanne station big improvements are planned for 2020. The station contains more than 40 stores, among which restaurants, service providers and travel offices.


  • Wifi: yes, hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 5-10 minutes
  • Bike: bike parking available
  • Subway: yes,
  • Bus: yes
  • Tram: no
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

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