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There are 10 ways to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 58m

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

$72 - $247

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Bus FlixBus  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N831 / ...

$47 - $75

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Train, train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 28m

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

$107 - $309

Train to Zurich, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6h 37m

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

$119 - $389

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - AMS

$115 - $293

Train to Geneva, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

$103 - $277

Train Thalys  •  8h 13m

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

$237 - $288

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10h 1m

  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  •  20h 33m

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

$89 - $124

Drive  •  8h 32m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Amsterdam 586.7 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 14h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam is to train and fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 250 and takes 4h 58m.

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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 Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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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 Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

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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 8h 13m and costs SFr 230 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m 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 inOui TGV, depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam is to train which takes 8h 13m and costs SFr 230 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 14h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 414.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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 Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 8h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Amsterdam via Strasbourg in around 14h 50m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
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
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
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
6h 45m
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.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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 Strasbourg to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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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 8h 32m to drive from Lausanne to Amsterdam.

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

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