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Duration 7h 28m
Distance 684.7 km
Average price 270€
Frequency 10/day

Trip overview

The average train between Lausanne and Cologne takes 7h 28m and the fastest train takes 6h 21m. The train service runs several times per day from Lausanne to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Basel

  1. Lausanne
  2. Bern
  3. Basel Sbb
  4. Cologne
7h 17m
144€ - 228€

Lausanne to Cologne train times

Trains run every three hours between Lausanne and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 06:44 in the morning, and the last departure from Lausanne is at 22:20 which arrives into Cologne at 11:05. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 28m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Lausanne to Cologne? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Bern and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 17m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Cologne is 492 km. The road distance is 684.7 km.

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Lausanne to Cologne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Lausanne and Cologne?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Cologne via Bern, Basel SBB, and Basel Sbb in around 7h 17m.
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160€ - 290€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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