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

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$30 - $50

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$150 - $262

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Munich 334.6 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Geneva, fly  •  4 h 55 min

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

$69 - $198

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 19 min

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

$171 - $440

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  6 h 25 min

  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

$139 - $370

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  7 h 56 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 Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC

$142 - $329

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Munich is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Munich is to train and fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 200 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Munich. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at München Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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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 bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50.

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The bus from Lausanne to Munich, Munich central bus station takes 7 h 30 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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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 bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 270 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Munich.
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  • Distance: 258.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Munich 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lausanne to Munich via Zürich HB in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
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
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 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
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
7 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at München Hbf station.

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

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Lausanne to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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