There are 4 ways to get from Basel to Lausanne by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$63 - $114

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Lausanne Ouibus

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Lausanne 124.6 miles

$14

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Lausanne 123.4 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 16 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Lausanne is to drive which takes 2 h 3 min and costs SFr 25 - SFr 40.

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The distance between Basel and Lausanne is 136 km. The road distance is 197 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Basel to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel City Center and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Lausanne via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Basel to Lausanne via Bern in around 2 h 22 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Basel to Lausanne hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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