There are 6 ways to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 16 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

$129 - $227

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N122 / ...

$30 - $55

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Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main 328.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 37 min

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

$107 - $312

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 1 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 - $408

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 1 min

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

$170 - $405

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 310 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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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 6 h 16 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Frankfurt am Main is 428 km. The road distance is 525.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 6 h 16 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 6 h 16 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

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 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 15 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 13 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
Monday to Friday
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
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $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 13 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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main is 525 km. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The nearest airport to Frankfurt am Main is Frankfurt (FRA) Airport which is 10.7 km away. Other nearby airports include Hahn (HHN) (102.9 km), Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) (139.2 km), Stuttgart (STR) (162.7 km) and Luxembourg (LUX) (184.8 km).

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There are 669+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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