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There are 5 ways to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Zürich  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur Ic3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz Ir / ...

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Bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Milan BlaBlaCar / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Silvaplana 51

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Train  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Brig Ir90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to St. Moritz

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Silvaplana 421.5 km

Train, fly  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur
  4. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

Lausanne to Silvaplana by train and bus

The journey time between Lausanne and Silvaplana is around 6h 49m and covers a distance of around 418 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 8m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Südostbahn, SBB GmbH and others, the Lausanne to Silvaplana service departs from Lausanne and arrives in Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte. Typically 123 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

123 Weekly Services
6h 49m Average Duration
SFr 132 Cheapest Price
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Lausanne → Silvaplana
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Silvaplana is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The most affordable way to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana is to bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Silvaplana. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Silvaplana via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 11m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Silvaplana is 242 km. The road distance is 421.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana without a car is to train via Zürich which takes 6h 49m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Silvaplana bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana is to train via Zürich which takes 6h 49m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Lausanne to Silvaplana bus services, operated by Autostradale, arrive at Silvaplana station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Silvaplana.
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  • Distance: 242.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Silvaplana, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Silvaplana via Zürich HB, Chur, St. Moritz, and St. Moritz, Bahnhof in around 6h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Silvaplana via Milano Lampugnano in around 11h 11m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 270
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 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Schedules at
Rhätische Bahn
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Brig to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.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-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Lausanne to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
Blablabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne P+R to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Silvaplana
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 25
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Silvaplana is 421 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Lausanne to Silvaplana.

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Swiss offers flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Silvaplana. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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