|Train$13 | 1h 12min||Train$13 | 1h 12min||Bus7 lb of CO2|
It's 30 miles between Annemasse to Lausanne. On a typical day, it might take between 43min and 45min from Annemasse to Lausanne under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 48min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Lausanne by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.
We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $3.
Take the train, even though it's more expensive, it's faster than the bus!
The trip to Lausanne is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Annemasse. The cheapest way to get from Annemasse to Lausanne is $13 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 12 minutes with the train. SBB offers limited service between Lausanne and Annemasse.We recommend booking the trip to Lausanne about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Annemasse the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Lausanne.
While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Lausanne is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Annemasse/Lausanne buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Annemasse is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Annemasse Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Lausanne during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!
The plus side of taking the train from Annemasse to Lausanne? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Lausanne traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Lausanne is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.