There are 5 ways to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne by train, bus, rideshare 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.

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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...

$93 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Lausanne, park.Velodrome RegioJet

$12 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel, Basel central station N11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Centre to Lausanne Ouibus

$24 - $35

Rideshare  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Strasbourg to Lausanne 212.2 miles

$23

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Lausanne 212 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne is to bus which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile and arriving at Lausanne, park.Velodrome. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Lausanne is 245 km. The road distance is 339.1 km.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 75€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Strasbourg to Lausanne bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile station.

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Strasbourg to Lausanne train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Strasbourg station.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 75€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 5 h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 152.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Strasbourg, France and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Lausanne via Basel SBB and Bern in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Strasbourg to Lausanne 3 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 5 h.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Centre to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Strasbourg to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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