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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Lausanne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne Ic1 / ...

SFr 102 - SFr 171

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen train station to Lausanne P+R N953 / ...

SFr 26 - SFr 34

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Drive  •  5h 11m

  1. Drive from Munich to Lausanne 532.6 km

SFr 60 - SFr 95

Fly Munich to Geneva, train  •  4h 50m

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

SFr 118 - SFr 430

Fly Munich to Zurich, train  •  5h 35m

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

SFr 142 - SFr 350

Fly Munich to Basel, train  •  5h 32m

  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 165 - SFr 525

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

SFr 172 - SFr 329

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

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

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Saxony, Thuringia in Germany
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Wien
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Apulia, Tuscany, Veneto

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uruguay, Armenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Turkey, Canada, India, Argentina, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Mexico and Qatar
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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 Germany.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 2 metres.

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

Yes, entry into Germany from Switzerland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lausanne is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 390€ and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Munich, ZOB and arriving at Lausanne P+R via St. Gallen train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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It is 414 km from Munich to Lausanne. It is approximately 532.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs 90€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Munich to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Munich to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Munich, ZOB station.

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Munich to Lausanne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lausanne is to train which takes 6h 32m and costs 90€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 9h 5m.

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  • Distance: 413.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 32m

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

You can take a train from Munich to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Lausanne via St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse and St. Gallen train station in around 9h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1100
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1000
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 420
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1100
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 400
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 370
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
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)
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
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 Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, ZOB to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from St. Gallen train station to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 P+R 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 533 km. It takes approximately 5h 11m 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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There are 214+ 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 6805 train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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