There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva, train  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 83 - SFr 284

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Bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel SBB N836
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lausanne N122 / ...

SFr 52 - SFr 62

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

SFr 102 - SFr 364

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

SFr 137 - SFr 384

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 142 - SFr 389

Train via Paris  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne Tgv

SFr 216 - SFr 375

Train  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

SFr 127 - SFr 302

Drive  •  8h 31m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lausanne 934.3 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Shuttle  •  14h 24m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Aigle

SFr 195 - SFr 211

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lausanne via Basel, Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lausanne via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lausanne is 663 km. The road distance is 934.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne without a car is to train via Paris which takes 8h 28m and costs 190€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Lausanne train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne is to train via Paris which takes 8h 28m and costs 190€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 15h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 663.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lausanne via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 8h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Lausanne via Basel, Basel SBB in around 15h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 240
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 300
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 370
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 490
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 430
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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 Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Comfort
SFr 75 - SFr 95
Premium
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 250
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Comfort
SFr 130 - SFr 170
Premium
SFr 170 - SFr 250
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 95 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 130
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 150
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Aigle
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 174
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Amsterdam to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Amsterdam to Lausanne train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lausanne is 934 km. It takes approximately 8h 31m to drive from Amsterdam to Lausanne.

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Lufthansa, Swiss, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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