Lausanne railway station

Lausanne railway station (French: Gare de Lausanne) is the main intercity and regional railway station for the city of Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. It is often known as Lausanne CFF to distinguish it from others in the town.

Central pass-through railway station
Main (north) entrance to station
Other namesLausanne CFF (not used anymore by CFF)
LocationPlace de la Gare 5a
CH-1003 Lausanne
Coordinates46°30′59″N 06°37′45″E
Elevation455 m (1,493 ft)
Owned bySBB CFF FFS (Swiss Federal Railways)
Operated by
Tracks10 (French: Voie)
Connectionsmobilis / tl: Lausanne-Gare
RER Vaud
Metro m2
tl buses no. 1, 3, 21, N9
two/four direct trains per hour to/from Genève-Aéroport in 0:45/0:52h
Structure typeat-grade
Platform levels1 (2 passenger levels)
Bicycle facilitiesopenair, covered, secured
Other information
Fare zonemobilis: 11
Websitela gare de Lausanne
Opened5 May 1856 (1856-05-05)
Rebuilt1911-1916 (total reconstruction), 1992-1996
Passengers (2018)102,500 per working day[1]
Rank5 of 1735
Location within Switzerland


Lausanne is a through station, which sits at the junction of the Simplon, Olten–Lausanne and Lausanne–Geneva railway lines. Due to this, express passenger trains are available to a wide variety of destinations across the country.

Passenger trains are primarily run by SBB CFF FFS, the Swiss national rail company, with additional international trains run by companies from neighbouring France (TGV) and Italy (Cisalpino).

There is also a network of local services from Lausanne, primarily as part of the Léman RER, and platforms for line 2 of the Lausanne Métro.

Passenger facilities include Bureau de change, left luggage and lost property offices.[2]


Significant improvements are planned for the station by 2020. A third subway is to be constructed for platform access, along with longer platforms to allow larger trains.[3] A new tunnel is also to be built for the Lausanne Métro directly underneath the Renens (West) end of the main line station, with new métro platforms directly connected to the subway, removing the need for some métro passengers to cross the square in front of the station.[3]


Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
Preceding station   Lausanne Métro   Following station
toward Ouchy
toward Les Croisettes

See also


  1. "Passagierfrequenz (2018)". Berne, Switzerland: SBB CFF FFS. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-06 via – SBB DATA PORTAL.
  2. "Lausanne Train Station: Gare de Lausanne CFF Station, Schedule Information from Rail Europe". Rail Europe, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  3. "Métros 2025" (PDF). Canton of Vaud. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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