There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$140 - $234

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Lausanne, park.Velodrome Rj

$24 - $31

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lausanne 122

$30 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne 326.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$107 - $316

Fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 58 min

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

$146 - $406

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h

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

$166 - $406

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne is to bus which costs 20€ - 27€ and takes 10 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne is to fly and train which takes 4 h 34 min and costs 90€ - 280€.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Lausanne is 428 km. The road distance is 522 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern in around 5 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lausanne twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 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
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
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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