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There are 6 ways to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Colmar
  2. Take the train from Colmar to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  4. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Bern
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Lausanne P+R

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Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

Drive

  1. Drive from Luxembourg to Lausanne

Fly to Geneva, train

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

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Luxembourg → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Luxembourg

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Luxembourg
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Luxembourg

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Luxembourg

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Luxembourg.

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lausanne is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Lausanne is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

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Last updated: 23 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne is to bus which costs €27 - €40 and takes 8h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €80 - €190 and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luxembourg to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon and arriving at Lausanne P+R via Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luxembourg to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg and arriving at Lausanne via Colmar, Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Luxembourg and Lausanne is 346 km. The road distance is 524.4 km.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs €100 - €180.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Luxembourg to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon station.

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Luxembourg to Lausanne train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Luxembourg station.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne is to train which takes 6h 20m and costs €100 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €40 and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Luxembourg to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 346.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Luxembourg and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Luxembourg to Lausanne via Colmar, Basel SBB, and Bern in around 6h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luxembourg to Lausanne via Bern in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 440
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 410
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 450
Train operators
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 Luxembourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 70
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 70
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Colmar to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 29
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 Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Bern
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Bern to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern Car Terminal Neufeld to Lausanne, Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 7
Website
RegioJet

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Luxembourg to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne P+R station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Luxembourg to Lausanne is 524 km. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Luxembourg to Lausanne.

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