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There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Winterthur by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Winterthur 5 / ...

$75 - $140

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zürich Ouibus

$9 - $15

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Winterthur 152.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h

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

$80 - $199

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Winterthur is to bus which costs SFr 9 - SFr 15 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Winterthur is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Winterthur. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Winterthur via Zurigo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Winterthur. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Winterthur is 193 km. The road distance is 244.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Winterthur without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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The train from Lausanne to Winterthur takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lausanne to Winterthur bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Winterthur 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 Winterthur is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 9 - SFr 15 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 120.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Winterthur hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lausanne to Winterthur 3 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 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 Winterthur
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
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
Bus operators
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 Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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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 Winterthur bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Zürich station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Winterthur is 245 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Lausanne to Winterthur.

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

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There are 476+ hotels available in Winterthur. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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