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

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Train via Ulm  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 24 / ...
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf Ire / ...
  4. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

126€ - 250€

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Munich, Munich central bus station 106 / ...

26€ - 40€

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Train  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Muenchen Hbf Ec

165€ - 293€

Train, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern 15
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Munich, ZOB RegioJet

72€ - 123€

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Munich 535.4 km

60€ - 95€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4h 51m

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

100€ - 212€

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 14m

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

138€ - 468€

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6h 32m

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

133€ - 362€

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Munich is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Munich is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 230 and takes 4h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Munich. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Muenchen Hbf via Zürich HB, Schaffhausen and Ulm Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Munich is 414 km. The road distance is 535.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Munich without a car is to train via Ulm which takes 7h 40m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Lausanne to Munich, including transfers.

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

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Lausanne to Munich 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 Munich is to train via Ulm which takes 7h 40m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 8h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Munich.
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  • Distance: 413.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 40m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Munich via Zürich HB, Schaffhausen, and Ulm Hbf in around 7h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Munich, Munich central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 8h 35m. Eurolines FR also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 460€
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 390€
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 22€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
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 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
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 Ulm Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Railjet
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-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
RegioJet
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lausanne to Munchen, ZOB
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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Lausanne to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Lausanne to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Munich is 535 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Lausanne to Munich.

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