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

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Train Thalys  •  8 h 10 min

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

$234 - $286

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Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern
  3. Take the bus from Berne to Lausanne

$51 - $90

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  9 h 55 min

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

$206 - $319

Bus, train  •  17 h 21 min

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

$125 - $198

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lausanne 584.1 miles

$140 - $210

Fly Amsterdam to Geneva, train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$73 - $252

Fly Amsterdam to Basel, train  •  6 h 29 min

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

$107 - $312

Fly Amsterdam to Zurich, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$117 - $392

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 56 min

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

$129 - $311

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne is to bus which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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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 Brussels, Brussels-North station and Berne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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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 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Lausanne is 663 km. The road distance is 934.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 8 h 10 min and costs 200€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min 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 which takes 8 h 10 min and costs 200€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 414.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lausanne via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Lausanne via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Bern, and Berne in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lausanne is 935 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Amsterdam to Lausanne.

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Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 10€.

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