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a VirtualTourist member from Kuala Lumpur


Trip to Lausanne , Switzerland +++

hello dear VTers , its me again keny from malaysia . I will be going to Lausanne , Switzerland for about 10 days and my mum and infamous ( hehe ) VT sister "Rinaneo" is also coming with me. Hope you guys can help us with some of the following questions -

1) How far is Zurich from Lausanne ?

a) What are the mode of transportations available and how much do they
roughly cost ? How frequent does the transportation run ?

b) How far is Milan from Lausanne ? And whats the train fare like ? Any disc
for those > 55yrs ?

c) Which other cities/town ( near Lausanne ) which you would recommend for a
day trip or "1 or 2 days" trip ? how do you recommend we get there ?

with lots of thanks


2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Z├╝rich

Hi Keny,

there are two trains every hour from Lausanne to Zurich, the jurney takes 2 hours and the full fare return ticket is 130sFr. (100US$) On the webpage of the swiss federal railways (SBB) you can find the timetable: (In english)

If you plan to use the train more often during your stay in Switzerland, a Swiss Pass could be an option:

From Lausanne to Milan it takes 3-4 hours, there are three direct trains per day. The timetable is also on the webpage mentioned above.

I would recommend a day trip to Geneva, which is less then an hour from Lausanne. And if you want to see the mountains you should visit either Zermatt (Matterhorn) or Interlaken (Jungfraujoch).

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Kuala Lumpur

Thanks Alex . your info is great ...I hope I get to go to Matterhorn too ...


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