There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

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

$75 - $140

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zurich, Zurich Airport K388

$13 - $23

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 141.6 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  2 h 40 min

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

$77 - $177

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 22 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lausanne and arriving at Zurich, Zurich Airport. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Zürich Flughafen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 179 km. The road distance is 226.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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The train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen takes 2 h 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 22 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich, Zurich Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH).
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  • Distance: 112.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 35 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
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 Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 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
$27 - $50
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 Zurich, Zurich Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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