There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Lausanne by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. 15

$65 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Ouibus

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. 131.6 miles

$27 - $40

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Lausanne hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Lausanne via Zurich in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lucerne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lucerne and Lausanne is 141 km. The road distance is 211 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 4 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Lausanne is to drive which takes 2 h 8 min and costs SFr 27 - SFr 40.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Lucerne and arriving at Lausanne via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

The train from Luzern to Lausanne takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.