There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Lausanne by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly to Geneva, train  •  4h 51m

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

SFr 133 - SFr 305

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 28m

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

SFr 167 - SFr 645

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 36m

  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

SFr 177 - SFr 525

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 10m

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

SFr 175 - SFr 519

Bus, train  •  36h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Salzburg
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 223 - SFr 318

Night train, train  •  46h 51m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb Rj
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 166 - SFr 283

Bus  •  2 days 14h

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

SFr 134 - SFr 184

Drive  •  22h 28m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lausanne 2291.9 km

SFr 280 - SFr 420

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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There are currently lockdown measures within Switzerland to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Switzerland may be affected.

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International flights leaving Turkey are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lausanne is to bus which costs 950 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 2 days 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 900 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 4h 51m.

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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 22m and costs 1.500 ₺ - 2.300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Istanbul to Lausanne, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Lausanne is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 12:54 PM in Istanbul and 11:54 AM in Lausanne.

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

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There are 559+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 1886.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Lausanne via Otogar, Istanbul Bariam, and Shumen in around 2 days 14h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 240
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 390
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 390
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 1100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 1000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 1300
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 480
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
52 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 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 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 Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
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 Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Train from Gallarate to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 30
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 65
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 33
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Shumen
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Website
MetroTurizm
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 13
Website
Huntur
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
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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