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There are 11 ways to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train inOui 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

$217 - $268

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Rotterdam

$70 - $95

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 31 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

$202 - $329

Bus Eurolines FR  •  16 h 37 min

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

$87 - $125

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Rotterdam 578.3 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Geneva, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$77 - $275

Train to Geneva, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 34 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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$80 - $250

Train to Geneva, fly to Rotterdam  •  4 h 50 min

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

$139 - $538

Train, train to Basel, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  6 h 38 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 Schiphol (AMS) BSL - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$112 - $337

Train to Zurich, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$124 - $417

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LYS - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$120 - $321

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 19 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Rotterdam is to train and fly which costs SFr 130 - SFr 550 and takes 4 h 50 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 via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 37 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 270.

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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 inOui 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 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 16 h 37 min.

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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 Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile and Strasbourg in around 16 h 37 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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 Geneva to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
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
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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
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-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 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
$30 - $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 Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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

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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Center
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Lausanne to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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