Lausanne train station: useful information

Built in 1916 on the model of Leipzig central station, Lausanne train station is the main railway station serving the canton of Vaud. It is located right in the middle of the city and serves a large number of Swiss and French destinations. We’ve prepared a list of everything you need to know before arriving at Lausanne train station, including information about access, parking, lockers, etc.

Getting to Lausanne train station by public transportation

Lausanne's vast public transportation network will enable you to get around easily:

  • RER: lines S1-S4, S11 and S21
  • Bus: lines 1, 3, 5 and 45
  • Metro: line M2
  • RegioExpress and international lines

To make your journey easier, consult the networks for the city of Lausanne.

Parking close to Lausanne train station

Are you arriving by car? We recommend Lausanne train station SA car park. Book via +41 (0)21 617 67 44. Important: the parking of two-wheelers is prohibited. 
For more information on fares and how to get to the car park, please consult the car park website: (in French).

Booking a taxi

With Rail taxi, your taxi waits for you upon your arrival in Switzerland. To book this service, call the freephone number*: +41 (0)800 44 22 66 (24 hours a day).

Lausanne train station luggage storage services

Need to drop off your luggage? You can use the luggage storage service at Lausanne train station, which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost depends on the size of the luggage and the duration of storage. Please see the SBB website for more information.

More information about the station

Address: Place de la Gare 5A 
1003 Lausanne 

Telephone: +41 (0)900 300 300

Opening times: Monday to Friday until 21:00 minimum; Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays until 20:00 minimum.

To travel under the best possible conditions, please board your TGV Lyria no later than 2 minutes before the departure time indicated on your ticket. After this time, access to the train is no longer guaranteed.