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There are 8 ways to get from Lausanne to Madrid by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  5 h 37 min

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

$63 - $248

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Train, train to Basel, fly  •  7 h 26 min

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

$113 - $330

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 31 min

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

$125 - $341

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Madrid (MAD) LYS - MAD

$111 - $299

Train  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$220 - $309

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$208 - $309

Bus  •  22 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Martigny to Madrid

$100 - $190

Drive  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Madrid 898.2 miles

$180 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 250 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Madrid is to train and fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 250 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Martigny and arriving at Madrid. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 22 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Genève and Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 28 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Madrid is 1073 km. The road distance is 1437.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 12 h 28 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Lausanne to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Martigny station.

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Lausanne to Madrid 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 Madrid is to train which takes 12 h 28 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 190 and takes 22 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 670.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Madrid via Genève and Avignon TGV in around 12 h 28 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Lausanne to Madrid 3 times a week. Tickets cost $100 - $190 and the journey takes 22 h 34 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Basel to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 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 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 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
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Martigny to Madrid
Ave. Duration
22 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Lausanne to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Madrid station.

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Lausanne to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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