There are 7 ways to get from Karlsruhe 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  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$114 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  6 h 15 min

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

$15 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich Francfort-sur-le-Main > Mannheim > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart > Singen > Winterthur > Zurich > Lucerne > Milan > Turin - Gare routière
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lausanne Bâle Centre > Zurich > Berne > Fribourg > Lausanne > Genève - Gare routière > Lyon - Gare routière Perrache > Saint-Etienne > Clermont-Ferrand > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Bordeaux Centre > Bayonne > Saint-Sébastien > Hernani / ...

$25 - $33

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Karlsruhe to Lausanne 242.1 miles

$50 - $75

Bus to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$125 - $338

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 36 min

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

$137 - $356

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

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  5. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

$176 - $446

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

You can take a train from Karlsruhe to Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Karlsruhe to Lausanne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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
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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $26
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 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
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $37
Bus operators
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
$15 - $20
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Karlsruhe to Lausanne?

The distance between Karlsruhe and Lausanne is 307 km. The road distance is 387 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Lausanne?

The cheapest way to get from Karlsruhe to Lausanne is to bus which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Karlsruhe to Lausanne?

The quickest way to get from Karlsruhe to Lausanne is to drive which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

Is there a direct train between Karlsruhe and Lausanne?

No, there is no direct train from Karlsruhe to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Karlsruhe Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

Is there a direct bus between Karlsruhe and Lausanne?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang and arriving at Lausanne, park.Velodrome. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Karlsruhe to Lausanne?

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Karlsruhe to Lausanne, including transfers.