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Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Stuttgart Hbf Ic

€123 - €221

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB RegioJet

€19 - €27

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Bus, train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne P+R to Karlsruhe central train station 122 / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...

€30 - €80

Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Stuttgart 397.2 km

€40 - €65

Train to Zurich, fly to Stuttgart  •  4h 40m

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

€119 - €342

Train to Geneva, fly to Stuttgart  •  6h 13m

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

€75 - €246

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Stuttgart Hbf

€165 - €400

Train to Geneva, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Frankfurt (FRA) GVA - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf

€108 - €295

Train, train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf

€127 - €327

Lausanne to Stuttgart by train

The train journey time between Lausanne and Stuttgart is around 6h 7m and covers a distance of around 444 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 12m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Lausanne to Stuttgart train service departs from Lausanne and arrives in Stuttgart Hbf. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 7m
Fastest train time:
5h 12m
Train distance:
444 km
Trains per week:
48
Cheapest price:
€123
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:20
Last train departs at:
22:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lausanne to Stuttgart train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stuttgart is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stuttgart is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Stuttgart is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Stuttgart is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 29 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Stuttgart is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Lausanne, park.Velodrome and arriving at Büchsenstraße via Echterdingen Flughafen/Messe and Universität. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Stuttgart. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Stuttgart Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Stuttgart is 316 km. The road distance is 397.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Stuttgart without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Lausanne to Stuttgart, including transfers.

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

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Lausanne to Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 29 and takes 8h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Stuttgart.
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  • Distance: 315.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

You can take a train from Lausanne to Stuttgart via Zuerich Hb in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB twice a week. Tickets cost €15 - €21 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Florence, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Stuttgart via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €280
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
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
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
52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€45 - €60
Train from Bern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €40
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne P+R to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lausanne, park.Velodrome to Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Lausanne to Stuttgart bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Stuttgart, Airport Busterminal SAB station.

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Lausanne to Stuttgart train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Stuttgart Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Stuttgart is 397 km. It takes approximately 4h 13m to drive from Lausanne to Stuttgart.

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