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There are 12 ways to get from Istanbul to Lausanne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Geneva (GVA) IST - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$97 - $271

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Geneva, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Geneva (GVA) SAW - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$99 - $326

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich, train  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Zurich (ZRH) IST - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$121 - $331

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Basel, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Basel (BSL) IST - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$136 - $321

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) IST - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Lausanne

$145 - $307

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Zurich, train  •  10h 4m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Zurich (ZRH) SAW - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$138 - $886

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Basel, train  •  10h 6m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Basel (BSL) SAW - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$133 - $1,126

Bus, train  •  36h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$237 - $362

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  36h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Struga
  2. Take the bus from Struga to Lausanne

$141 - $206

Night train, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB Rj
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$293 - $478

Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Lausanne

$153 - $234

Drive  •  22h 28m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lausanne 1432.4 miles

$290 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lausanne is to bus which costs 750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 36h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Lausanne, Rasude via Shumen and Lausanne, Parc Vélodrome. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lausanne is 1886 km. The road distance is 2291.9 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lausanne without a car is to bus and train which takes 36h 47m and costs 1.300 ₺ - 2.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Istanbul to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Lausanne bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Istanbul to Lausanne bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Lausanne station.

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Lausanne is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:06 PM in Istanbul and 11:06 AM in Lausanne.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 1178.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 58m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Lausanne via Otogar, Istanbul, and Struga in around 36h 58m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Geneva via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Basel via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,500
Train operators
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Gallarate to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Struga
Ave. Duration
14h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Struga to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
ms.mk
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Shumen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Lausanne is 2292 km. It takes approximately 22h 28m to drive from Istanbul to Lausanne.

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Air France, KLM, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 447+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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