Lausanne to Verbier Train: All You Need To Know

Lausanne, the second-most populous city in Switzerland’s French-speaking area, is also a popular tourist destination on the shores of Lake Geneva.  The city of Lausanne affords a lively vibe despite its rich past. It’s got everything from shopping to sightseeing, art, and history. As one of the most populous and visited cities in Switzerland, people who are in Lausanne might consider visiting one of Switzerland’s premier mountain resorts by train – Verbier. This article discusses all you need to know about going from Lausanne to Verbier.

Getting from Lausanne to Verbier. Pictured is the village of Verbier.
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Traveling by train in Switzerland is an easy, comfortable, and impressive journey. So I would definitely recommend traveling by train between Lausanne and Verbier.

Getting from Lausanne to Verbier. Pictured is the village of Verbier.
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Associated with the 4 Vallées ski area, Verbier is in Switzerland’s largest ski area. In terms of size, it even exceeds Zermatt. 410 km of runs ensure that everyone – from the expert to the beginner – can find a slope to suit his or her skill level.

If you are thinking of taking the train from Lausanne to Verbier or the other way around, read below.

Overview: Navigating Swiss Trains

You can start by visiting the SBB website: www.sbb.ch. Using the website, you can type in your departure and arrival destinations. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card is available on www.sbb.ch. This allows you to travel for half the price on all SBB routes and most other railways during the duration of your discount card.

Getting tickets from RailEurope is definitely a convenient option if you’re traveling within Europe and/or visiting multiple countries. A global leader in train tickets and passes, RailEurope is headquartered in Paris, France. A Swiss Pass and a Half Fare Discount Card can also be obtained from RailEurope.

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Using the Swiss Pass, you can travel on Swiss trains, buses, boats, and more. Over 500 museums are also free or discounted, and there are free or discounted excursions to mountain summits.


How To Get From Lausanne To Verbier by Train

Getting from Lausanne to Verbier. Pictured is the city of Lausanne.
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There is no direct train from Lausanne to Verbier.

To travel by train from Lausanne to Verbier, you will have to take the following trains/gondola:

  1. Take the Interregio train from Lausanne to Martigny.
  2. In Martigny, take the train to Le Châble VS.
  3. In Le Châble, take the gondola to Verbier (télécabine).

The travel time from Lausanne to Verbier is 1 hour and 33 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes.


How to Travel From Verbier to Lausanne by Train

Getting from Lausanne to Verbier. Pictured is the Verbier Gondola Station.
Image of Verbier Gondola Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

To travel by train from Verbier to Lausanne, you will have to take the following trains:

  1. Take the gondola from Verbier (télécabine) to Le Châble VS.
  2. In Le Châble VS, take the train to Martigny.
  3. In Martigny, take the Interregio train to Lausanne.

The travel time from Verbier to Lausanne is 1 hour and 33 minutes to 1 hour and 39 minutes.


Is there a direct train from Lausanne to Verbier?

As of the time of writing (January 2023), there are no direct trains from Lausanne to Verbier.

In Martigny, you’ll need to change to a connecting train for Le Châble VS/Verbier and vice versa.


How Long Is the Train Ride From Lausanne to Verbier?

The following table shows the train ride duration from Lausanne to Verbier or the other way around:

RouteDuration (fastest)
Geneva – Verbier (télécabine)1 hour 33 minutes
Verbier (télécabine) – Geneva1 hour 33 minutes

Is the Train Route From Lausanne to Verbier Scenic?

Although the trains connecting both places are not panoramic trains unlike Bernina Express, the route from Lausanne to Verbier is scenic. From Lausanne, you will be treated to fantastic views of Lake Geneva until it reaches Montreux. Even the vineyards around Aigle are quite pretty.


How Much Will the Train Ticket From Lausanne to Verbier Cost?

As of the time of writing (January 2023), here are the train ticket prices from Lausanne to Verbier:

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Lausanne – Verbier (télécabine)42.2021.60

As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can definitely save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is definitely something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.


Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the train. But you can always add this option if that is your wish.