There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Basel by train, bus, rideshare or car
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What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Basel, Switzerland?
You can take a train from Lausanne to Basel via Bern in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lausanne to Basel hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.
Train from Lausanne to Bern
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 6 min
- Estimated price
- $35 - $65
- Schedules at
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
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Questions & Answers
The distance between Lausanne and Basel is 136 km. The road distance is 198 km.
The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Basel is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 16 and takes 4 h 30 min.
The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Basel is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs SFr 25 - SFr 40.
No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Basel. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Basel SBB via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Basel City Center. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.
It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Lausanne to Basel, including transfers.