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

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GVA - AMS

$72 - $248

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Brussels, Brussels-North station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810

$50 - $91

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Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS

$107 - $309

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS

$119 - $390

Train Thalys  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$235 - $286

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal

$203 - $322

Bus Eurolines CH  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Amsterdam

$89 - $124

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Amsterdam 586.7 miles

$140 - $210

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lausanne, park.Velodrome and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Bern and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Paris Lyon Banlieue and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Amsterdam is 663 km. The road distance is 938.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Amsterdam bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lausanne, park.Velodrome station.

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Lausanne to Amsterdam train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam is to train which takes 8 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 414.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Amsterdam via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris-Nord in around 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Amsterdam via Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld, Bern, and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
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 Basel SBB to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lausanne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
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 Bern to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Lausanne to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Amsterdam is 939 km. It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to drive from Lausanne to Amsterdam.

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Swiss, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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