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There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main by train, car, bus or plane

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Train  •  5 h 51 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 / ...

$128 - $222

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Bus RegioJet  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt Ouibus

$23 - $32

6 alternative options

Drive, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$100 - $156

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h

  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 37 min

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

$107 - $311

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  4 h 57 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

$147 - $403

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h

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

$169 - $404

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 10 h 31 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 320 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 9 h.

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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 5 h 51 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 5 h 51 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 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 5 h 51 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 267.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 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 5 h 51 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 9 h.

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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
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
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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)

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
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
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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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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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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