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

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5h 6m

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

SFr 82 - SFr 201

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Night bus, bus  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lausanne N882 / ...

SFr 36 - SFr 58

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 42m

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

SFr 136 - SFr 331

Bus  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Lausanne - park.Velodrome 700 / ...

SFr 55 - SFr 90

Train  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf 352 / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ec
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 126 - SFr 215

Night train, train  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

SFr 238 - SFr 351

Drive  •  8h 2m

  1. Drive from Prague to Lausanne 905.6 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Lausanne is to night bus and bus which costs 850 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 13h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 1 900 Kč - 4 900 Kč and takes 5h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague - ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Lausanne - park.Velodrome. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Lausanne via Muenchen Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 13m.

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The distance between Prague and Lausanne is 699 km. The road distance is 905.6 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lausanne without a car is to bus which takes 12h 35m and costs 1 300 Kč - 2 200 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Prague to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Prague to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague - ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Lausanne train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lausanne is to bus which takes 12h 35m and costs 1 300 Kč - 2 200 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 3 000 Kč - 5 500 Kč and takes 13h 13m.

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  • Distance: 699.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Lausanne, Switzerland?

RegioJet operates a bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Lausanne - park.Velodrome 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 27 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 12h 35m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Lausanne via Muenchen Hbf, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 13h 13m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 350
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 350
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 350
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 500
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
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 Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 25
Business
SFr 29 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 35
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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
Night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
14h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 230
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Lausanne - park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
RegioJet
Night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague, Florenc to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Eurolines FR
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 90
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
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 Zurich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Zürich to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Prague to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lausanne - park.Velodrome station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Lausanne is 906 km. It takes approximately 8h 2m to drive from Prague to Lausanne.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Prague Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Prague to Lausanne bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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