There are 9 ways to get from Munich to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to St. Gallen(Ch) Ec
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 120 - SFr 211

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lausanne 106 / ...

SFr 16 - SFr 45

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Bus, train  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to Lucerne, Inseli Park RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Lausanne 15

SFr 76 - SFr 134

Train via Ulm  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ire
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 159 - SFr 304

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Munich to Lausanne 534.4 km

SFr 65 - SFr 100

Fly Munich to Geneva, train  •  4h 55m

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

SFr 103 - SFr 260

Fly Munich to Zurich, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

SFr 152 - SFr 400

Fly Munich to Basel, train  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne

SFr 157 - SFr 390

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Zuerich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 138 - SFr 340

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lausanne is to bus which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 250€ and takes 4h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via St. Gallen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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The distance between Munich and Lausanne is 414 km. The road distance is 534.4 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 7h 41m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7h 41m to get from Munich to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Munich to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Lausanne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Munich to Lausanne via St. Gallen(Ch) and St. Gallen in around 7h 41m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost SFr 28 - SFr 35 and the journey takes 8h 25m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 460
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 430
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 460
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 450
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 260
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 330
Train operators
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to St. Gallen(Ch)
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 St. Gallen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
52 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 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
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 Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Muenchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Lucerne, Inseli Park
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 15
Website
RegioJet
Bus from München ZOB Hackerbrucke to Lausanne - park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 21
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Munchen, ZOB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Eurolines FR

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The best way to get from Munich to Lausanne is to train which takes 7h 41m and costs 110€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 40€ and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Munich to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Lausanne is 534 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Munich to Lausanne.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Munich to Lausanne bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and two other operators.

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There are 585+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 8833 train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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