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Access to Lausanne

Lausanne, close to you! The smallest of Switzerland’s four main cities is easily accessible: by road (A1/E25 and A9/E27 motorways), by rail (CFF network, EC Direct and TGV from Paris and Milan), by air (60 km from Geneva International Airport, in 45 minutes by car or by train) and even by water, thanks to the boats operated by the Compagnie Générale de Navigation on Lake Geneva.

Lausanne is thus close to numerous popular tourist destinations, including Montreux and the Château de Chillon, Zermatt and the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau, Lucerne, the historic city of Gruyères, the Glacier des Diablerets and the Vaudois Alps, and the large French resort of Chamonix.

Access to Lausanne by plane


Access to Lausanne by train


Access to Lausanne by road

Driving in Switzerland

Motorway vignette
Compulsory, CHF 40, available from post offices and service stations.

Seat belt
Must be worn in the front and back of the vehicle.

Speed limits
In town: between 30 and 50 km/h
Outside built-up areas: 70 to 80 km/h
Motorways: 120 km/h


Lake Geneva by boat


Lake Geneva is a popular spot for excursions thanks to the big white steamers operated by CGN. These sail from Lausanne-Ouchy to the towns of Morges, Rolle, Nyon, Geneva, Montreux, Vevey... and other seaside towns beyond the French-Swiss border.

CGN mobility

Rapid, economical, eco-friendly
Both the N1 and N2 lines offer numerous return services all year-round between Evian-Lausanne and Thonon-Lausanne.

Tel. +41 900 929 929 (CHF 0.50/min.)

Les Aquarels du Léman (solar-powered boats)

An attractive eco-friendly scheme. Boats which are driven by solar power and go by the evocative name of Aquarel leave from Lausanne-Ouchy to pootle along the coast between May and October.
These aquabus services are operated by Olivier Hanggeli.

Charter offers
Tel. +41 79 754 05 35


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