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There are 5 ways to get from Colmar to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 47m

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

SFr 83 - SFr 147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Strasbourg 720
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Lausanne, park.Velodrome RegioJet

SFr 16 - SFr 23

3 alternative options

Train via Biel/Bienne  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51
  3. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne 5

SFr 78 - SFr 142

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Colmar to Lausanne 163.2 miles

SFr 35 - SFr 55

Train, fly  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  4. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 137 - SFr 292

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The cheapest way to get from Colmar to Lausanne is to bus which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Colmar to Lausanne is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colmar to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Colmar and arriving at Lausanne, park.Velodrome via Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Colmar to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Colmar and arriving at Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 47m.

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The distance between Colmar and Lausanne is 182 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Colmar to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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Colmar to Lausanne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Colmar station.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Lausanne is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 7h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Colmar to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 113.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Colmar, France and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Colmar to Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern in around 3h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colmar to Lausanne via Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile in around 7h 15m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 400
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Colmar to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colmar to Lausanne is 261 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Colmar to Lausanne.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 487+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 86 per night.

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