There are 10 ways to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam by train, bus, 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 TGV  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$219 - $270

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Brussels, Brussels-North station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 813 / ...

$47 - $84

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 23 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 Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$216 - $337

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Rotterdam

$96 - $140

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Rotterdam 578.3 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GVA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$78 - $277

Train, train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$115 - $344

Train to Zurich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam (AMS) ZRH - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$127 - $423

Train to Geneva, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$113 - $290

Train to Berne, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$157 - $1,119

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam is to train and fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 270 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Lausanne, park.Velodrome and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Bern and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Rotterdam is 621 km. The road distance is 925.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 7 h 31 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Rotterdam bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lausanne, park.Velodrome station.

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Lausanne to Rotterdam train services, operated by TGV, depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam is to train which takes 7 h 31 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Lausanne to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 388.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Rotterdam via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris-Nord in around 7 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Rotterdam via Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld, Bern, and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$20 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $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
$75 - $140
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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Bern to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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