There are 11 ways to get from Lausanne to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 52 min

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$168 - $277

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 12 min

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$68 - $89

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 7 min

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  2. Ec

$165 - $282

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Rj

$76 - $110

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. 427.9 miles

$90 - $130

Train to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 35 min

  1. GVA - DUS

$77 - $221

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 58 min

  1. ZRH - CGN

$124 - $315

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. GVA - FRA

$136 - $356

Train, train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 45 min

  1. BSL - DUS

$132 - $362

Train to Geneva, fly to Luxembourg, train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. GVA - LUX

$136 - $384

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Dusseldorf  •  8 h 44 min

  1. LYS - DUS

$132 - $366

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Cologne via Bern, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 6 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Cologne via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport, Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, and Köln/Bonn Flughafen in around 11 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Trenitalia Eurocity
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Štrasburk, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Köln
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lausanne and Cologne is 492 km. The road distance is 685 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Cologne is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 90 and takes 11 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Cologne is to train and fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 360.

No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Köln Hbf via Bern, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lausanne, Mirabeau and arriving at Köln via Lausanne, park.Velodrome and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Lausanne to Cologne, including transfers.