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There are 9 ways to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne Ic1 / ...

SFr 77 - SFr 224

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Train, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Lausanne, park.Velodrome RegioJet

SFr 28 - SFr 78

7 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Lausanne P+R 122

SFr 29 - SFr 34

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station 437.1 km

SFr 50 - SFr 75

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim 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 111 - SFr 333

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 171 - SFr 361

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

  1. Take the train from Mannheim 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 122 - SFr 358

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

SFr 150 - SFr 343

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

SFr 136 - SFr 447

Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station by train and walk

The journey time between Heidelberg Station and Lausanne Station is around 5h 39m and covers a distance of around 444 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 58m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station service departs from Heidelberg Hbf and arrives in Lausanne Station. Typically 83 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 39m
Fastest journey time:
4h 58m
Journey distance:
444 km
Services per week:
83
Cheapest price:
SFr 96
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:19
Last service departs at:
20:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station train and walk schedules

Departing Monday, August 2, 2021

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
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This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lausanne Station is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lausanne Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lausanne Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station is to bus which costs €27 - €32 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heidelberg Station station to Lausanne Station. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg central train station and arriving at Lausanne, gare via Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Karlsruhe Hbf, Basel Sbb and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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The distance between Heidelberg Station and Lausanne Station is 355 km. The road distance is 437.1 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs €70 - €210.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station, including transfers.

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Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Heidelberg central train station.

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Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs €70 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €32 and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station.
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  • Distance: 355.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Heidelberg Station, Germany and Lausanne Station, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station via Karlsruhe Hbf, Basel Sbb, Bern, and Lausanne in around 5h 36m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Heidelberg central train station to Lausanne P+R once daily. Tickets cost SFr 25 - SFr 31 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 210
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 240
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 480
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 210
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 240
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 480
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 250
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 240
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 290
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 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
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 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 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Website
Railjet
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Website
Railjet
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 15
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
Flixtrain
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 Heidelberg central train station to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 14 - SFr 20
Website
RegioJet

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Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne P+R station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station is 437 km. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Heidelberg Station to Lausanne Station.

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