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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  •  7h 10m

  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 Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$166 - $279

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Bus  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg 011 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Lausanne, park.Velodrome RegioJet

$36 - $55

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Train, drive  •  6h 59m

  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

$136 - $234

Train  •  7h 54m

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

$185 - $302

Bus, train  •  14h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne 51
  4. Take the train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne 5

$147 - $238

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lausanne 450.4 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Dusseldorf to Geneva, train  •  5h 29m

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

$62 - $198

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  6h 17m

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

$111 - $278

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  6h 40m

  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

$116 - $338

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 4m

  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

$142 - $365

Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 40m

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

$154 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 5h 29m.

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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, park.Velodrome via Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 30m.

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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 7h 10m.

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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 7h 10m and costs 140€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m 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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Düsseldorf to Lausanne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 140€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 12h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 327.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 10m

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 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Lausanne via Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile in around 12h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $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
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
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
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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
$12 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Lausanne is 721 km. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from Düsseldorf to Lausanne.

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Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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