There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 12 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

$177 - $220

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Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern N506
  2. Take the bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Lausanne, park.Velodrome RegioJet / ...

$43 - $70

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Bus, train  •  12 h 9 min

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

$112 - $190

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lausanne 404.8 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$66 - $241

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  6 h 19 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 Brussels to Zurich, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$140 - $421

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Geneva (GVA) LUX - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$124 - $333

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Lausanne, park.Velodrome via Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 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 RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 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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The best way to get from Brussels to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Brussels to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Brussels to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Lausanne train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lausanne is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Brussels to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lausanne, park.Velodrome station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 318.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Lausanne via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Lausanne via Bern and Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld in around 11 h 10 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
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 13 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 Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 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
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
$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
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $50
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
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
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
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Lausanne is 648 km. It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to drive from Brussels to Lausanne.

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Swiss, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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