There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne by train, car, bus 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.

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$168 - $305

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 028 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lausanne 122

$43 - $77

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Train, drive  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lausanne

$137 - $236

Train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bern Ec
  2. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$189 - $309

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 12 min

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

$82 - $112

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lausanne 450.4 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Dusseldorf to Geneva, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$62 - $192

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$116 - $282

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$117 - $337

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$143 - $367

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$135 - $361

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lausanne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lausanne is 523 km. The road distance is 720.6 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 11 min and costs 140€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 327.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lausanne via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Bern in around 7 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Lausanne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 - $70
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
$28 - $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
$75 - $140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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