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There are 9 ways to get from Göttingen to Lausanne by train, car, bus, night train or plane

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Train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$183 - $295

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Bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Göttingen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lausanne 122

$43 - $77

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Train, drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Lausanne

$153 - $228

Night train, train  •  9 h 19 min

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

$110 - $178

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Göttingen to Lausanne 467.3 miles

$95 - $150

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$150 - $376

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen 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

$189 - $466

Train, train to Paderborn, fly to Geneva  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
  3. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Geneva (GVA) PAD - GVA
  4. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$259 - $764

Train, train to Paderborn, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
  3. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Zurich (ZRH) PAD - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$243 - $994

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The cheapest way to get from Göttingen to Lausanne is to bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Göttingen to Lausanne is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Göttingen to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Göttingen and arriving at Lausanne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Göttingen to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Göttingen and arriving at Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 34 min.

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The distance between Göttingen and Lausanne is 608 km. The road distance is 747.7 km.

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The best way to get from Göttingen to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 7 h 34 min and costs 150€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Göttingen to Lausanne, including transfers.

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

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Göttingen to Lausanne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Göttingen station.

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The best way to get from Göttingen to Lausanne is to train which takes 7 h 34 min and costs 150€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 13 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Göttingen to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 379.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Göttingen to Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern in around 7 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Göttingen to Lausanne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 13 h 40 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Paderborn to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Paderborn to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Paderborn to Geneva via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Paderborn to Geneva via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
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
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Paderborn to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
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 Göttingen to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
59 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 Basel SBB to Biel/Bienne
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biel/Bienne to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Göttingen to Basel SBB Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Göttingen to Kassel, Kassel Wilhelmshöhe station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Göttingen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Göttingen to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Göttingen to Lausanne is 748 km. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Göttingen to Lausanne.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Göttingen to Lausanne bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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