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There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne to Germersheim by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

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Bus

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Karlsruhe Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Germersheim

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train

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

Train, train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt

  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)
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR)
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf

Lausanne to Germersheim by train

The train journey time between Lausanne and Germersheim is around 6h 38m and covers a distance of around 428 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 29m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 53m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Sbb and others. Typically 86 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 8m
Layover time:
1h 29m
Total time:
6h 38m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 53m
Train distance:
428 km
Trains per week:
86
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:44
Last train departs at:
22:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lausanne to Germersheim train schedules

Departing Thursday, October 28, 2021

Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Germersheim is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Germersheim is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Germersheim is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 25 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Germersheim is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Lausanne to Germersheim is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Germersheim. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Germersheim via Bern, Basel SBB and Karlsruhe Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 54m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Germersheim is 328 km. The road distance is 417.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Germersheim without a car is to train via Basel which takes 4h 54m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Lausanne to Germersheim, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Germersheim 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 Germersheim is to train via Basel which takes 4h 54m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Lausanne to Germersheim train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr, arrive at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Germersheim.
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  • Distance: 327.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Germersheim via Bern, Basel SBB, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, and Karlsruhe Hbf in around 4h 54m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang once a week. Tickets cost €13 - €18 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.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 Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€80 - €110
Train from Bern to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€65 - €90
1st Class
€110 - €150
Train from Lausanne to Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€45 - €60
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €28
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Germersheim
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Süwex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof to Germersheim
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
Bus operators
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
6h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
RegioJet

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