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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...

$70 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zurich Ouibus

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Zurich 141.1 miles

$11 - $20

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Zürich 140.3 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 15 min

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

$87 - $197

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 12 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Zürich is to train which costs SFr 70 - SFr 130 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Zürich is 174 km. The road distance is 224.4 km.

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The train from Lausanne to Zürich HB takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Zurich. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lausanne to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

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
45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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