There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Heidelberg by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  5 h 25 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 / ...

$124 - $214

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Heidelberg 122

$25 - $45

6 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Basel City Centre Ouibus
  2. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof Nj 400

$37 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Heidelberg 274 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$148 - $363

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 38 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 Mannheim Hbf

$128 - $347

Train, train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  6 h 2 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
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$168 - $439

Train to Zurich, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

$190 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Heidelberg is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Heidelberg is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Heidelberg is 356 km. The road distance is 438.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Lausanne to Heidelberg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Heidelberg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Heidelberg. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Heidelberg Hbf via Bern, Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The nearest airport to Heidelberg is Mannheim (MHG) Airport which is 14.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Frankfurt (FRA) (72.1 km), Stuttgart (STR) (87.7 km), Nuremberg (NUE) (172.9 km) and Luxembourg (LUX) (180.4 km).

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

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Heidelberg.
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  • Distance: 222.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Heidelberg via Bern, Basel SBB, and Mannheim Hbf in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Heidelberg once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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)

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
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 - $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 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
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
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
nightjet.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 Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lausanne to Basel City Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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