Three or four departures per hour are non-stop from Geneve to Lausanne, so it can be worth looking up the journey before heading to the station, so that you can target these trains.
The regular hourly service of trains from Geneve to Lausanne usually comprises
There also 2 x RE services per hour, heading to Vevey or St Maurice, which are best avoided as they're around 15 mins slower; they also don't depart from the airport station.
In four hours of the day there is also a non-stop EC service, which will be heading on to Milano or Venezia.
6 or 7 x trains per hour
Booking in advance for the IC, IR and EC trains:
Online bookings usually open: up to 60 days ahead of the travel date.
Supersaver tickets will be cheaper the further ahead you book, though a negative of the Supersaver tickets is that they can only be used on the departure you select when booking, so you won't be able to choose between departures; and are unlikely to have saved more than a couple of francs, as this is a comparatively short journey.
As there are such frequent trains between Geneve and Lausanne, our preference on this route is to book at the station, just before departing.
Booking tickets at the station:
There are also another 2 x local (RE) trains per hour from Geneve to Lausanne, but not only are the slower than these express trains, they're also not any cheaper; even if you will be booking last minute at the station.
If you do book at the station, your ticket will be valid on any train, so you may as well take the next IC or IR service that will be departing.
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Don't expect majestic views over Lake Geneva on this journey, the railway is mostly some distance from the shore, so the views are fleeting.
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