There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$95 - $170

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to St. Gallen K388

$18 - $30

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Sankt Gallen 190.8 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  3 h 38 min

  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 Rapperswil

$105 - $230

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at St. Gallen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at St. Gallen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Canton of St. Gallen is 218 km. The road distance is 305.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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The train from Lausanne to St. Gallen takes 3 h 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen 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 Canton of St. Gallen is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h.

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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 Canton of St. Gallen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen.
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  • Distance: 136.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Sankt Gallen hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $170 and the journey takes 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Sankt Gallen twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $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. 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 St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $170
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 Zürich HB to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen is 305 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Lausanne to Canton of St. Gallen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 345+ hotels available in Canton of St. Gallen. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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