There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv

$185 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Liège
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Bern
  3. Take the bus from Berne to Lausanne Rj

$43 - $73

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$111 - $189

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lausanne 404.8 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$66 - $241

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 16 min

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

$105 - $381

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$140 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Lausanne is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Lausanne is 510 km. The road distance is 647.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Brussels to Lausanne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and arriving at Lausanne via Liège and Berne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Lausanne via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Lausanne via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Lausanne via Liège, Bern, and Berne in around 12 h 14 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $180
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
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
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Liège
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Berne to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liège to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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