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There are 5 ways to get from Lausanne to Colmar by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Colmar

$80 - $137

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Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Colmar 108 / ...

$15 - $23

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Train via Colmar  •  3h 25m

  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 Colmar

$75 - $132

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Colmar 163.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$128 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Colmar is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 24 and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Colmar is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Colmar via Basel, Basel central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Gare de Colmar via Bern and Gare de Basel-SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Colmar is 182 km. The road distance is 262.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Lausanne to Colmar, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Colmar bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Colmar train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Colmar is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 24 and takes 7h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Colmar.
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  • Distance: 113.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Colmar, France?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Colmar via Bern, Basel SBB, and Gare de Basel-SBB in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Colmar via Basel City Center and Basel, Basel central station in around 7h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
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 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 Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel-SBB to Gare de Colmar
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Colmar
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Lausanne to Colmar train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de Colmar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Colmar is 262 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Lausanne to Colmar.

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Royal Jordanian, Tunisair and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1212+ hotels available in Colmar. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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