There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Basel by train, bus, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$63 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Basel 124.8 miles

$15

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Basel 123.6 miles

$25 - $40

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 operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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.