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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Lausanne by plane, train, bus 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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Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$84 - $263

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Bus  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Lausanne

$70 - $100

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$143 - $383

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$168 - $443

Train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$188 - $330

Train, bus  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to St.Pölten Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. to Lausanne 1921

$72 - $120

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Lausanne 593.3 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Lausanne is to bus which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Lausanne is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna - Erdberg and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 28 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Lausanne is 757 km. The road distance is 949.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Lausanne without a car is to train which takes 10 h 28 min and costs 160€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Vienna to Lausanne, including transfers.

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Vienna to Lausanne bus services, operated by Vito Reisen & Transporte AG, depart from Vienna - Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Lausanne train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Lausanne is to train which takes 10 h 28 min and costs 160€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 473 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 10 h 28 min. Alternatively, Vito Reisen & Transporte AG operates a bus from Vienna to Lausanne once daily, and the journey takes 13 h 56 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,700
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to St.Pölten Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Vito Reisen & Transporte AG
Phone
+41 52 624 40 00
Website
vito-reisen.ch
Bus from Vienna - Erdberg to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
13 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vito-reisen.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Wien to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Sankt Pölten, Sankt Pölten, Mariazeller Str. to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Vienna to Lausanne bus services, operated by Vito Reisen & Transporte AG, arrive at Lausanne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Lausanne is 949 km. It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to drive from Vienna to Lausanne.

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Ethiopian Airlines, easyJet, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 403+ hotels available in Lausanne. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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