There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main 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 Basel SBB  •  5 h 44 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$134 - $238

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang Rj
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt Turin - Gare routière > Milan > Lucerne > Zurich > Winterthur > Singen > Stuttgart > Karlsruhe > Mannheim > Francfort-sur-le-Main

$25 - $33

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$136 - $233

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 5 min

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

$30 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main 328.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 35 min

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

$107 - $313

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA

$148 - $410

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

$170 - $406

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main via Bern and Basel SBB in around 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
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
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Lausanne and Frankfurt am Main is 428 km. The road distance is 525 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main?

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 9 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main?

The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 310.

Is there a direct train between Lausanne and Frankfurt am Main?

No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Bern and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

Is there a direct bus between Lausanne and Frankfurt am Main?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main?

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.