There are 10 ways to get from Lausanne to Dortmund 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  •  8 h 6 min

  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 Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice

$195 - $318

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Dortmund N17 / ...

$46 - $76

8 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Štrasburk, Place de l'Étoile Rj
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Dortmund

$86 - $121

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Dortmund 460.5 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$101 - $239

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf

$120 - $416

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$153 - $323

Train, train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$157 - $386

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$156 - $365

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Dusseldorf  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LYS - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$156 - $386

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Dortmund via Bern, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 8 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Dortmund via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 11 h 42 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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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 Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
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
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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 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 Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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
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 Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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
$29 - $55
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 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 Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23 - $120
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - Rhein-Sieg-Express
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund, Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
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
$60 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
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 - $17
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lausanne to Dortmund?

The distance between Lausanne and Dortmund is 559 km. The road distance is 737 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund?

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 11 h 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund?

The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund is to train and fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 240.

Is there a direct train between Lausanne and Dortmund?

No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Dortmund Hbf via Bern, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

Is there a direct bus between Lausanne and Dortmund?

No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Dortmund via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

How long does it take to get from Lausanne to Dortmund?

It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Lausanne to Dortmund, including transfers.