There are 10 ways to get from Düsseldorf 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.

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Train via Basel  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Siegburg Ice
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Basel Sbb Ice
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

SFr 114 - SFr 274

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Lausanne N496

SFr 35 - SFr 45

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Train  •  7h 53m

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

SFr 99 - SFr 152

Bus via Karlsruhe  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dusseldorf Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Lausanne BlaBlaBus / ...

SFr 60 - SFr 125

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lausanne 720.6 km

SFr 90 - SFr 140

Fly Dusseldorf to Geneva, train  •  5h 2m

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

SFr 63 - SFr 255

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  6h 20m

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

SFr 112 - SFr 335

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf 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

SFr 119 - SFr 383

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  6h 33m

  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

SFr 117 - SFr 385

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

SFr 158 - SFr 473

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 5h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Siegburg/Bonn, Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 51m.

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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 via Basel which takes 7h 51m and costs 100€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7h 51m 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 Intercity-Express, depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lausanne is to train via Basel which takes 7h 51m and costs 100€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 5m.

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  • Distance: 523.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 51m

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lausanne via Siegburg/Bonn, Basel SBB, and Bern in around 7h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Lausanne 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 9h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 950
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 320
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 420
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Siegburg
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 28
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 100
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 55
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bern
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dusseldorf Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Karat-S
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Karlsruhe to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
alsa.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 21
Website
RegioJet

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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 FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne 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 34m to drive from Düsseldorf to Lausanne.

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KLM, Air France, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Düsseldorf to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 536+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 60€.

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