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Rome to Lausanne - Need Help

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1. Posted by layaskid (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

What is the best way to travel from Rome to Lausanne? If I take a train, where can I buy the ticket? What's the maximum allowable luggage? Thanks

2. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 8y

Seat 61 will have the answer, as far as I can tell you can go direct from Rome to Montreux, then get a ferry across the lake to Lausanne.

Map of Switzlerand showing Montreux + Lausanne

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 17, 2008, at 7:41 AM by bertles86 ]

3. Posted by Tena (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

why would you take a ferry from Montreux to Lausanne, when you can take the 20min train journey? hey are on the same line!

i suggest you take a train from Rome to Milan, then train from Milan to Lausanne (no changes)

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I take it you know the international train planner? No offense, but seat61 is not exactly the best resource for travel in Europe.

Anyway, the easiest way would be to take the night train from Rome to Geneva, which calls in Lausanne. Options by day involve a change of trains in Milan.

If you're already in Italy, you can purchase tickets on any major train station; this would be by far the cheapest option. Else, a travel agency is likely to offer better deals than any online service I know of. Afaik no luggage restrictions apply, but you may want to check the Trenitalia website.

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I forgot to add: day trains don't require advance booking, it's pretty unlikely that they are sold out if you just turn up. The night train usually has plenty space as well. If you book it a few days in advance and if you're somewhat flexible about your schedule, that should be no problem. Really bargain deals however (€61 per head for a six-sleeper compartment. Ask for the SMART-2 tariff) you can only get if you book more than 7 days in advance.