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

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Train  •  8 h 10 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

$183 - $307

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 39 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 / ...

$43 - $72

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Drive, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...

$147 - $218

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 52 min

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

$81 - $115

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Dortmund 460.5 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 1 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

$68 - $228

Train to Geneva, fly to Dortmund  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dortmund (DTM) GVA - DTM

$111 - $475

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6 h 45 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

$156 - $380

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 15 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

$120 - $311

Train, train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7 h 20 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

$123 - $370

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  7 h 53 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 Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf

$157 - $361

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 12 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund is to train and fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 230 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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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 12 h 39 min.

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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 10 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Dortmund is 559 km. The road distance is 736.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 8 h 10 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Lausanne to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Dortmund 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 Dortmund is to train which takes 8 h 10 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 12 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 349.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

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 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Dortmund via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station in around 12 h 39 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Dortmund via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Dortmund via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Geneva to Dortmund via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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
1 h 6 min
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
9 h
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
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Lausanne to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Dortmund is 737 km. It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to drive from Lausanne to Dortmund.

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